October 27, 2020

Nadia Sawalha says her body-confident Instagram posts ’embarrass’ teen daughters

Nadia Sawalha has admitted her teenage daughters are often left “really embarrassed” by her body-confident snaps on Instagram.

The Loose Women panelist, 55, has been an advocate for self-love and body positivity for a while now, often stripping off for snaps and videos shared with her 327k followers.

Nadia often shares snaps of herself in underwear showing off all angles of her body, as she combat’s the stigma around sharing untouched snaps showing cellulite and other “imperfections”.

But doing that and raising teen daughters Maddy, 17, and Kiki, 13, simultaneously is a tricky challenge, and Nadia says she often finds her daughters cringing at her posts.

Nadia says her teen daughters are often ‘really embarrassed’ by her posts on Instagram

In an exclusive chat with Mirror Online, Nadia revealed: “They [her daughters] say they find it really embarrassing. They say they don’t know how I do it. They say ‘Oh God not again’.

“But I expect them to find me embarrassing because I am embarrassing.

“The people I worry most about when I post things on social media are my daughters.”

Nadia often shares body-positive snaps on social media

She added: “The thing is, I actually do it for them. The reason I’m doing all of this is because I want my daughters to have less stinking thinking than I had. That’s all I want.”

Not being one to shy away from tackling social media norms, Nadia says things really changed for her after she chose to take part in Loose Women’s Body Stories campaign a few years back.

The campaign saw the ladies strip off to their undies, without filters or airbrushing, in a bid to encourage people to embrace their scars, birth marks and stretch marks.

The Loose Women panelist often shares underwear snaps on social media in a bid to promote self love

Nadia admits she hasn’t always been as body confident as she is now

Admitting that she hasn’t always been confident with her appearance, Nadia revealed: “I haven’t always been like that.

“Every single day, I still have to work at it. It all tipped off for me when we did the body stories with Loose Women and we had to stand in our underwear for a big campaign. 

“I was mortified. I mean I wasn’t sleeping for days before. But after that feeling of doing it, and being on the side of a bus and the world just didn’t stop turning… so it just planted a seed.”

Honey, I Homeschooled the Kids by Nadia Sawalha and Mark Adderley is published by Coronet, £14.99

She added: “So now, it’s been a gradual process for the past year, but I really got into my stride and have been following some younger Instagrammers who really inspired me. 

“Some of my posts – before I send them out – I am just completely beside myself with fear about it. But when I post it, and read all the comments, I cannot tell you how much strength it gives me.”

*Honey, I Homeschooled the Kids by Nadia Sawalha and Mark Adderley is published by Coronet, £14.99

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