Regardless of the daily chaos, every once in a while you witness something that makes you exclaim and embrace the miracle that life is. Birth of a child and that of a mother simultaneously qualifies to be that miracle. The way a whole human comes to life, nourished under a body and then by the mother, is nothing short of incredulous. And sometimes, the beauty of it comes alive in all its glory, on the platform of normal life. Something similar happened when at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Show 2018, model Mara Martin walked the ramp, breastfeeding her baby.
A moment we’ll never forget! @_maramartin_ walked the #SISwim x @paraisofashionfair runway show while breastfeeding her daughter. Click the link in bio or swipe up in our story to learn more.
To say one is awestruck would be an understatement. It's an absolutely glorious sight to behold; a mother, a powerful being with her own identity to flaunt, comes forth with her magical powers, the ability to nurture.
The magazine has been trying to change the traditional standards of beauty and this is a big move in that direction. Mara herself is overwhelmed by the reactions. She herself has been quite wake in normalising breastfeeding and walking on the ramp with her 5-month-old daughter was an exhilarating experience for her. She wrote the same on her Instagram account too.
Wow! WHAT A NIGHT! Words can’t even describe how amazing I feel after being picked to walk the runway for @si_swimsuit. Anyone who knows me, knows it has been a life long dream of mine. I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day. It is truly so humbling and unreal to say the least. I’m so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breastfeeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL! But to be honest, the real reason I can’t believe it is a headline is because it shouldn’t be a headline!!! My story of being a mother and feeding her while walking is just that. Last night there are far more deserving headlines that our world should see. One woman is going to boot camp in two weeks to serve our country (sorry i don’t know your IG handle 🤦🏽♀️), one woman had a mastectomy (@allynrose), and another is a cancer survivor, 2x paralympic gold medalist, as well as a mother herself (@bren_hucks you rock) Those are the stories that our world should be discussing!!!! Just thinking about all that was represented there... I desperately need to give the most thanks to @mj_day for this. She supported me in what I did last night. Without her support this wouldn’t even be discussed!!!! She and the entire Sports Illustrated family are the most amazing and incredible team to have worked with. THANK YOU for letting all 16 of us be our true selves, strong beautiful women!!! Because of you, my daughter is going to grow up in a better world, where she will always feel this way!!!!!! Lastly, to every single woman that rocked that runway with me. Be proud. I know I am of you! You all have inspired me in ways unimaginable. I love you all!!! #siswimsearch
More power to you Mara. We need more superheroes like you to bust the narrow paths of myths.