Since embracing her postpartum body, Natalie Alexis Lee has amassed over 115,000 Instagram followers by using her platform to “challenge societal norms.”
Instagram has been inundated with influencers using their platforms to support the growing body positivity movement.
Among them is Natalie Alexis Lee who has amassed over 115,000 followers on her account StyleMeSunday.
Natalie, who has been using the platform since 2012, has expanded her audience while working on “a liberating journey of challenging societal norms with honesty and disruption.”
She recently shared a video of her hands grabbing and squeezing her stomach with the caption, “Showing off your body on social media isn’t for everyone.
“But I do it because research shows the more different types of bodies we see, the better we feel about our own.”
The post went viral with almost 3,000 likes as fans shared it with their own followers and praised Natalie in the comments section.
One person wrote: “Thank you for doing this. It has helped me immeasurably seeing all types of bodies…..just helps me feel more confident that we are all different, unique, evil and hot as hell!”
Another said: “Yes Queen! Thank you from me and all the other women who need to see the beauty x.”
A third added: “I really appreciate you showing your body to others as a gift. Many Thanks.”
When asked why she chooses to share her body to empower others, Natalie told National World, “I remember looking at my body in the mirror after giving birth and being absolutely devastated.
“I thought no one would ever find me attractive again, as if my attractiveness was my whole worth. I had to be part of changing the narrative.
“For me, for my girls. And for everyone else who sees my content.”
The Instagram influencer recently wrote and published a book titled feel myselfdiscussing how she shed her shame to find sexual freedom.
Natalie’s memoir, released June 9, explores femininity and motherhood and empowers women to explore their sexuality.
An excerpt from Feeling Myself states: “This has to change. We’ve been fed a very narrow concept of beauty, femininity and motherhood, which makes anyone who falls outside of it feel ugly, useless and undeserving.
“I could see it now. Now I had the ability to see it from a child’s perspective – I had a new lens that wasn’t clouded by society’s rules and expectations. Of course it still wasn’t crystal clear – I still try every day to unlearn the concepts I grew up with.
“Every day I catch myself thinking negative thoughts about myself or others, but what I do know is that those thoughts are not me, they were given to me unsolicited. And if I can learn them, I can unlearn them again.
“My thoughts are not always a true reflection of my immaculate soul. The one I was born with. I’m slowly finding my way back to her.”
Natalie is also a podcast host and speaker who talks about female empowerment, mental health and body confidence.
While vacationing in Greece, Natalie decided not to shave her armpit hair and shared the decision with her followers.
In her post, the influencer can be seen in a white swimsuit.
Captioning the post, she wrote, “Having the confidence to make my own rules is probably the best thing about getting older. How can we teach our children that we are trapped when we conform?
“This holiday I chose not to shave my armpit hair, but I did shave my bikini line. While this is clearly not radical at all, I would have felt too confident to make such decisions for myself when I was younger. Now I feel free. free to be me
“ID: Natalie is standing by a pool overlooking a beautiful landscape of land and sea. Arms up, head back and eyes closed. Wearing a white bathing suit. Armpit hair is visible, cellulite and skin texture has not been smoothed. The words NEVER FIT IN are written on the picture.”
The social media influencer is now working with a co-author on her second book and will launch a Kickstarter project hoping to re-educate people about sex.