Is there really any doubt that people who give birth are badasses? I mean, there are plenty of incredibly amazing birth stories and photos (that our society is finally beginning to appreciate). But what happens when the birth part is over? Does the badassery stop there? Nope. In fact, there are so many postpartum moments that prove moms are absolute badasses.
Of course, it's important to highlight the fact that "moms" is somewhat of an exclusive term. I would rather say "people who give birth," as it's a more inclusive representation of real life in which transgender and non-binary folx also give birth. Because, honestly, any form of badassery falls short if it's excluding people from staking a claim to their own insanely badass moments.
Whether right or wrong, elitist or not, I certainly feel like a badass for having been pregnant six times and giving birth three times. My body did some incredible things. However, the real claim to my undeniable badass status? That starts after the cord is cut and the "real work" actually beings. So, if you've just finished bringing another human being into the world (either vaginally or via c-section) and you're feeling raw and vulnerable, remember that you're an absolute badass. Why? Oh, I'll tell you why: