Australian Olympian has responded to the backlash she received on social media for posting an “insane” nude breastfeeding photo in a since expired Instagram story as she performed a handstand.
Torah Bright – one of Australia’s most decorated Winter Olympians, showed off her toned physique in a photo she posted on her Instagram on Sunday, May 9.
Bright, 34, is seen in the photo 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.”
Her post earned her praises and criticisms.
One user wrote: “I just don’t get the need to seek attention and post photos of everything you do. I just don’t get it.”
Another added, “My first question is – why?? Sure I get it’s natural & a beautiful thing – but I don’t post my first bowel movement of the day standing on 1 leg. Same thing?”
Bright hit back at the cruel comments, after admitting reading them “made her sad”.
She wrote on her Instagram Story: “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. Nothing but respect to all mothers.”
Bright told her followers she was not “looking for praise,” instead saying she “walks this earth to the beat of my own drum, led by my nutrition and search for love and joy … obviously.”
She also related to a quote from Mary Poppins that reads: “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap, the job’s a game.”
The renowned Olympic athlete shares Flow with her husband, fellow snowboarder Angus Thomson.
She is Australia’s most successful athlete in Winter Olympic history.