Aussie Olympic legend Torah Bright has given a brilliant response to online trolling
she has received following her nude breastfeeding picture.
The 34-year-old stunned her Instagram followers on Sunday by sharing an “insane”
photo of herself feeding her baby son with her feet pointing to the sky
In it, she’s seen wearing only her panties while doing a handstand. Her 10-month-old
son, Flow, is seen kneeling to breastfeed as she holds the upside-down position.
The Winter Olympian, who earned a gold and silver medal in the snowboard halfpipe,
captioned the photo: “Becoming a mother has unleashed something inside of me.
“It’s deeply spiritual. It’s primal. It’s raw. It’s fierce. It is pure. I am mother.
Among the backlash was a series of critical comments from Instagram users underneath
a post made by the official Body And Soul Australia page.
While the post was nothing but flattering of Bright, some of the comments underneath
attacked Bright as a mother and an attention-seeker.
She has since given a perfect response to the backlash in a follow-up post that explained
how some people had failed to understand the message of empowering mothers she was
making with her viral photo.
“Reading some of these comments made me sad,” she said.
“In my world, mothers should be each other’s cheer leaders (it’s hard enough). Embrace
our quirkiness and finding the joy in every sh***y thing that is motherhood.
“We all do it differently. It is not wrong or right. Motherhood is pure. I only now consider
myself a Wonder Woman because I have joined the sacred MOTHERS club with you.
Bright’s post also included a blunt message to her critics.
“Love to all mothers who need it right now. I got your back,” she posted. “Every mother
has been there. You are not alone.
“I’m not looking for praise. I never need strangers’ praises. I walk this earth to the beat
of my own drum, led by my nutrition and search for love and joy … obviously.”
This wasn’t Bright’s first obscure breastfeeding snap on social media. Last month, she
uploaded an image of herself breastfeeding her son while skateboarding.
Flow was born in July last year — he is the first child of Bright and husband Angus
Thomson, who is also a snowboarder.