Mother takes to Facebook to defend her stretch marks (Video)

WASHINGTON – A Canadian mother of five is standing up in defense of her stretch marks, calling them battle scars that she is proud of.

Tanis Jex-Blake wrote an open letter on her Facebook page defending what “normal” woman’s bodies look like after she was ridiculed for her scarred belly during a day at the beach – the first time the young mother had worn a bikini in 13 years, she says.

The 33-year-old told a Canadian TV station that “my body has grown, and protected, and birthed, and nurtured five children. These are my battle wounds.”

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