The stunning influencer who attended the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival for the third time this year is also a new mother. This is her first appearance after giving birth to a baby girl. She walked the red carpet sporting the breast pumps over her strapless black and yellow gown sending a powerful statement to all the hustling mothers to embrace motherhood and breastfeeding.
The judgment and the scrutiny that mothers face while they juggle both worlds on the work front and on the biological front needs to be cast away. By wearing breast pumps on a platform like the red carpet of Cannes 2021, Diipa drew attention to an important matter of concern.
She gave a statement saying, "To me, being a mother means more than giving birth to a child. Being a mother means loving and knowing a soul before you can even see it. It’s being dependent on someone you guide through life. Being a mother means taking responsibility for the one you’ve brought into this world, showering them with endless care and love throughout their life".
She adds, "Being a mother does NOT mean that you are now the target to everybody and anybody’s scrutiny. How many times do we as mothers hear that you’re doing this wrong! or how can you do this to your child. Whether it be opinions shared from family, friends, or strangers; the judgment is still unapologetic and burdensome on new or experienced mothers. There is no rule book to motherhood, it takes experience and learning to understand the ins and outs of what is appropriate for YOU as a mother and not anybody else. Being a new mom holds enough self-judgment as there is constant worry if your actions are right."
She says, "I chose to shed light on this topic due to the countless messages or comments from people who’ve questioned and judged my decisions as a mother - An issue I’m certain that most women endure on social media. Whether I choose to breastfeed my daughter or not, should not be the subject of anybody’s conversation. There are countless concerns that go into breastfeeding, it simply doesn’t work for all mothers, something that no mother should be judged for online or off. In response to the frequently asked question, I’ve decided on supplementing at this stage. Moreover, while I’m away for a two-day business trip, I prepared for my absence by breast-pumping multiple times prior to my departure."
Being an online personality who throws light on the judgmental remarks regarding any motherhood or breastfeeding, the internet is all over the incident. The post garnered a lot of attention from all the celebrities as well as her fans and clocked in over 97,000 'likes' with numerous comments from all over the world. Diipa has set an example for her female fan base as one of the most influential creator twice in a row.
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