Sarah Jakes Roberts Feels ‘Sorry’ for Kim Kardashian In Light of the Body Shaming That Often Comes With Pregnancy

Sarah Jakes Roberts and Husband Touré Roberts
Sarah Jakes Roberts and Husband Touré Roberts

I am six months pregnant with my 3rd child. I struggled to determine if the main distinction of this pregnancy is my age, partner, stage in life, or multiple responsibilities. Then I realized that it is a combination of it all. The blessing of conception does not escape me, but its complexities have often left me feeling insecure. At 27, I’m still a young woman, but my body is much different than it was during my earlier pregnancies. There are many more aches and pain than I remember there being before.

My husband is as involved with this pregnancy as humanly possible (cravings and all!). Armed with books, apps, and the internet, my darling Touré has earned the nickname “Pregnancy Police.” He’s committed to me not lifting anything over 2-3lbs. and is sure to turn me over when I turn onto my back while sleeping. I’ve been in at least 20 cities this year alone speaking to thousands of women across the country. Once I land, I jump right into the trenches of marriage, motherhood, ministry, and whatever else life manages to throw my way, all while watching my ever-expanding midsection struggle to squeeze into clothes that were once too big and attempting to control the hormonal changes of pregnancy. Incidentally, this has made me think six words I never thought would come to mind:

I feel sorry for Kim Kardashian.

I bet that’s a curveball you didn’t see coming! I’ve been shy to share my pregnancy with the nearly 200K followers I have on Instagram, 100K on Twitter, or 360K on Facebook. Everything from my nose spreading to my waistline disappearing has increased my need to protect the insecurities and vulnerabilities that can come with pregnancy. For the first time in months, I posted a full body image with my husband. While most of the comments were celebratory in nature, there was one that I admittedly let get under my skin: “More weight, nice but…You were much better before this…,” the user wrote. In her defense, my loose blouse made it virtually impossible to detect that I was pregnant but did that justify her right to critique my body?

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SOURCE: The Huffington Post

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