Mother of Five Defends Her Stretch Marks on Facebook

After being teased on the beach, Tanis Jex-Blake posted an open letter on Facebook defending her right to show her body.
2:27 | 08/04/14

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And a mother of five fighting back on Facebook for being bullied on the beach for wearing a bikini. So many people sharing the story right now. New yoreena ninan has more. Reporter: This is the picture she posted to Facebook, creating a media frenzy. I was vulnerable, they attacked me. And I just -- I was upset and C cried. Reporter: She had not worn a bikini in public for 13 years, and tormented by strangers for the battle scars that make her a mom. Her stretch Marx. I heard the nasty words. There were two guys and a girl in my personal space and gestu gesturing they were going to kick me. Reporter: She bit her tongue, but in her car, broke down and cried. Until she started thinking about what her body really represented. My stretch marks are there for a reason, because I had five kids. And my kids are perfect. If having stretch marks comes with the territory, I'll take the territory. Reporter: Once home, she said the world needed to hear her story, posting this to Facebook. And thanks to the local radio station, shared over 1 million times oonchts I'm sorry my stomach isn't flat and tight. Covered in stretch marked. I'm not sorry that my body has housed, grown five wonderful and fabulous human beings. Reporter: Supporters posting you are beautiful inside and out. And you are an amazing woman and mother. This mother has gone on record to say that even though she's not perfect, she is beautiful. And she's done something amazing with her body. Reporter: Empowering mothers everywhere to be at peace with the two-piece. For "Good morning America," Reena ninan, ABC news, New York. We want to know what you would have done if you were bullied on the beach. Tweet us at hashtag social square. I can't believe that. Who are those people? She handled it so well. I loved her words about, you know, there's pride there. That she's nurtured -- Accepting yourself and acceptiaccept ING others. What we were talking about earlier, how people should treat others.

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