Canadian influencer praised for powerful message about postpartum bodies: 'I needed this'

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Sarah Nicole Landry is better known as
Sarah Nicole Landry is better known as "The Birds Papaya" online. (Photo via Instagram/thebirdspapaya)

Sarah Nicole Landry is speaking out about normalizing postpartum bodies.

The Canadian influencer, better known as "The Birds Papaya," took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a set of photos proudly showing off her postpartum body.

Landry, who has earned more than 2.1 million followers with her body-championing content, urged followers to celebrate all kinds of bodies — even the ones that have previously been excluded from mainstream media.

"Is it weird or did we just grow up never seeing it?" Landry, who gave birth to her fourth child last year, captioned the post.

The Guelph, Ont. based content creator included another photo of her body at different periods, including during her pregnancy, to show followers that changing bodies "make sense."

Landry's post was met with thankful and supportive messages from fans commending her for her transparency.

"Normalize normal bodies," one Instagram user commented.

"We should let go of the concept of 'normal,'" another added. "Even bodies that are beautiful by social standards aren’t identical, so let’s just celebrate all body types throughout their life."

"I was really scared to have kids because I was worried my body would be different and gross. I want to thank you for showing me that you can be confident no matter what," another commenter told Landry. "And we are trying for a baby this spring thanks to you."

"We didn’t grow up seeing it outside of our mother’s bathroom so now I want to see it everywhere," wrote Canadian TV personality Tracy Moore.

"A mother's body. The beautiful reminder of what we created," another added.

"I needed this," another person replied.

This isn't the first time that Landry has gotten candid about her body. In February, the "Papaya Podcast" host shared a photo with fans, urging people to remember sometimes looking like you've "let yourself go" means you've set yourself free.

"I find it funny how the phrase 'let yourself go' is a message or insult used on a person who has changed," she penned. "I have changed a lot. I’ve heard the phrase more times than I can count. Mostly? When I stopped losing weight."

"Nobody said I 'let myself go' when I would skip meals, exercise three times a day, or began to lose feeling in my legs. But when I simply gained weight or changed - it was a daily thrashing from my old diet culture buddies. I had 'let myself go,'" she continued. "And that couldn’t have been further from the truth."

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