She said her body has since felt like a stranger to her. Her baby, whom she calls Bean, is one of the most adored kids on social media and has more than 80 000 followers on Instagram.
Linda shared a picture and a video of her in a bikini and captioned it: “So I wrote something. Took some time to get to this point in my postpartum journey…”
The actress then shared the letter, referring to her body in third person. She said when she touched her body, it didn’t feel familiar.
“I remember touching you and feeling a stranger. In the darkness I’d hold you hoping you’d feel familiar. I’d run my fingers down you and try to find traces of you, the old you but this was new. You weren’t there, I wasn’t there,” she wrote.
Linda said she then took the time to get to know her body.
“So I took the time and reintroduced myself, tried to get reacquainted with this stranger my soul inhabits. So bruised, so stretched,” wrote Linda.
“So not me. It took a while but soon I could bear looking at her with the lights on.
“The grooves of her body started to feel familiar. My touch to her skin didn’t feel like strangers meeting. My reflection in the mirror became a familiar greeting.
“Where she smiled at me and I saw me. This body, my body, was a stranger. We worked hard to get to know each other again. We worked even harder to love me again.”
The actress said she’s now happy comfortable in her skin.
“I found her, deep within the layers of my skin. I found her. I’m happy to be with her again, though bruised and scarred she remains.”
The letter touched people on her comments section and some women shared their journeys and struggles with accepting their postpartum bodies.
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