As a fitness influencer, Sia Cooper receives more than her share of online criticism. Since becoming Insta-famous, in fact, the mother of two has been bashed for all kinds of reasons – even receiving death threats as a result of some of her posts. Yet the thick-skinned influencer doesn’t usually let the comments bother her. However, when Cooper was attacked for posting a photo of herself in a bikini, she decided to call a halt to a very specific form of shaming.
Perhaps Cooper felt empowered to stand up to the shamers because, well, being a mom can already be one of the hardest jobs in the world. After all, as a parent, you’re responsible for overseeing every aspect of your child’s life – including the day-to-day business of keeping them safe and well. There’s no manual to teach you how to be the ideal mother, either.