Canadian influencer encourages followers to embrace their 'jiggle' in empowering post

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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 natural bodies — body fat and all.

The Canadian influencer, also known as The Birds Papaya, took to Instagram on Thursday to share a body positive video that encouraged followers to embrace their "jiggle."

In the video, the mother-of-four showed a side view of her natural body in a black bra and panty set. She reached for a pair of black leggings, and jumped and squeezed her way into them to show fans that it's normal for bodies to have stomach pooches and cellulite.

"Shame for me has always lived in the pockets of things we have yet to see be mirrored or be witness to," she captioned the post. "Little moments in the shower. Jumping and jiggling my way into clothes. Breathing heavy as I do. Feeling bare and vulnerable."

The Guelph, Ont.-based content creator also explained that her followers are not alone in dealing with body image issues.

"This is just a moment. A slice of a day and a flicker of time. But on the off-chance you felt you’re the only one or perhaps didn’t know some people jiggled their way into a day, here you go. Here we are. Breathing and all," she concluded.

Fans loved the body positive message and praised Landry for opening up about such an important topic.

"Thank you for showing me that you and I put our pants on the same way — literally and metaphorically," a fan told Landry. "I am feeling less alone this morning."

"Thank you. You have no idea how much shame I carry when I look in the mirror after a shower or putting clothes on and think I’m the only person who has to fold and jiggle into my clothing," said another. "Thank you for reminding me that we are in this together and this is what normal bodies look like!"

"Always grateful for your vulnerability," commented a follower. "This message is honest and so important."

"Following you through your postpartum journey has helped me to love and accept my postpartum body. For the first time in years I’m not dreading summer," wrote another. "I’m going to put on my bathing suit and play with my babies - they won’t remember what I look like in a bathing suit but they will remember the memories we made!"

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