Parade Sports Illustrated : a model closing the show by breastfeeding her baby

During the Miami Swim Week, Mara Martin marched to the Sports Illustrated magazine as she was breastfeeding her daughter of five months. A passage that has been the buzz on the internet.

This is a first in the fashion world. On the occasion of the Miami Swim Week Fashion Week swimwear, the magazine Sports Illustrated , which recently launched its brand of swimwear has been scrolled a dummy while she was breastfeeding her child. In fact, Mara Martin, the top in question, closed the show wearing a cute bikini golden, her daughter of five months wearing panties green sequined above her coat and a pair of earmuffs in her arms, clinging to her breast.

If the young mother says it is grateful to share this message and normalize breastfeeding, according to her the gesture was unexpected and spontaneous. “It was starting to get a little hungry, the parade had been delayed, and it was time to eat”, she explains to us television network NBC. Same reaction for the editor-in-chief of the magazine : “before the parade I saw that Mara was breastfeeding her baby peacefully in the scenes. I asked her if she wanted to scroll while continuing to breastfeed. It was important for me to emphasize how breastfeeding is one of the most powerful things that the female body can do.”

A show placed under the sign of diversity

Mara Martin is part of the sixteen women’s sports and models non-professionals chosen by the magazine after a casting open to all. On the catwalk there were women of all body types and backgrounds, with histories and course different as Allyn Rose, a 26 year old woman who underwent a double mastectomy or Brenna Huckaby, a paralympic champion one leg amputated, who had already posed for the magazine this year. A parade of “girl power”, which puts all women in value and it feels good.

However, if the American and the magazine have received many messages of support and congratulations following this passage, some internet users say that they are “shocked” and even describe this act of “disgusting” or “publicity stunt”. A show that is relaunching the debate on breastfeeding in public in the United States as of the other side of the Atlantic, in France.


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Wow! WHAT A NIGHT! Words can’t even describe how amazing I feel after being picked to walk the runway for @si_swimsuit. Anyone who knows me, knows it has been a life long dream of mine. I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day. It is truly so humbling and unreal to say the least. I’m so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breastfeeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL! But to be honest, the real reason I can’t believe it is a headline is because it shouldn’t be a headline!!! My story of being a mother and feeding her while walking is just that. Last night there are far more deserving headlines that our world should see. One woman is going to boot camp in two weeks to serve our country (@shauntness), one woman had a mastectomy (@allynrose), and another is a cancer survivor, 2x paralympic gold medalist, as well as a mother herself (@bren_hucks you rock) Those are the stories that our world should be discussing!!!! Just thinking about all that was represented there… I desperately need to give the most thanks to @mj_day for this. She supported me in what I did last night. Without her support this wouldn’t even be discussed!!!! She and the entire Sports Illustrated family are the most amazing and incredible team to have worked with. THANK YOU for letting all 16 of us be our true selves, strong beautiful women!!! Because of you, my daughter is going to grow up in a better world, where she will always feel this way!!!!!! Lastly, to every single woman that rocked that runway with me. Be proud. I know I am of you! You all have inspired me in ways unimaginable. I love you all!!! #siswimsearch

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