Allyson Felix has shared a powerful image of herself showing off her C-section scar…
The Olympian shared the black-and-white photo of herself wearing her medals while showing off the C-section scar that she was left with after the emergency delivery of her daughter Camryn back in 2018.
Felix shared the photo in June when she announced her company, Saysh, which she started as a lifestyle brand for women that hosts products created by women.
She decided to share the image once again on Friday after winning her 10th Olympic medal in the 400-meter dash, where she bagged bronze.
Felix is now the most decorated woman in Olympic track and field history!
“I KNOW MY PLACE,” she wrote in the Instagram post. “And it’s in my own shoes. Like so many of us, I was told to know my place, but here I am, ready to run for a brand that I founded,” she said in the video, which slowly zoomed in on her scar.
And people loved the image…
One Instagram user wrote: “Love it!! Congrats to you. You are one amazing woman. Setting the best example with every step you take!!”
While another commented: “YES!!! So proud of you is an understatement. To come back as a mother and win is phenomenal. Your daughter will look back at this and can say against the odds, my mommy won a medal!!”
“You were destined before you were born… You already won way before you tied up your first spike. Continue to use your God-given talent as a platform to feed into others! Congrats to my all-time fav athlete!! I legit shed a tear like I personally know you.” A third wrote.
Felix has previously opened up about her whole pregnancy experience training as an Olympic athlete. She shared that she had to “train at 4:30 a.m” while 5 months pregnant so her sponsor wouldn’t catch on that she was pregnant.
And if that wasn’t stressful enough, Felix also had to go through an emergency C-section at thirty-two weeks, and Camryn, who is now 2-years-old, weighed just 3 pounds, 8 ounces.
“All of my experience of becoming a mom, of raising a daughter, helped show me my true competitor: inequality,” she said. “Here I am, using my voice to create change for us as women and for us as mothers and for all the women who want to be mothers.”
In an earlier announcement, she acknowledged that “the world doesn’t need more shoes,” but the world does need “to see women wholly and meet them right where they are. I hope I’m able to leave this sport better than I found it and this world better than when I entered it.”