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Stacey Solomon pens powerful essay about body shaming

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Stacey Solomon hit backat body shamers on Instagram earlier this week, and now the 26-year-old hasshared a powerful message about body image. The TV presenter opened up aboutthe "crazy unrealistic idealism" surrounding women's bodies, beforecelebrating her own post-baby body.

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Stacey Solomon has penned a powerful essay about body shaming

"Now I've neverbeen one to promote outright arrogance but loving your body has got to be oneof the most important things to contribute to overall happiness," shewrote in a blog post titled I Love MyBody for the Huffington Post UK."I am so sick of people telling me the ideal weight is "X", thebest boobs are "X", blah blah blah. The truth of the matter isperfection is subjective and individual."

No stranger to being inthe spotlight, Stacey also spoke candidly about being scrutinised by the media,and explained that the use of airbrushing set unrealistic expectations forwomen about their own appearance.

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Stacey hit back at critics earlier this week

"Skin, teeth,hair, weight, EVERYTHING is under the microscope," she wrote. "And Ican assure you most of the people I've met in real life look far different totheir glossy magazine shoot appearances."

She later added:"The reality is we have spots, stretch marks and muffin tops! Haha."

Stacey, who recentlyfaced body critics while enjoying a day at the beach in a bikini, also took thetime to address her body shamers and embrace her own figure.

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The star was on a family holiday in Ibiza

"I havechildbearing, breastfeeding breasts which to me are perfect as they’ve servedsuch a wonderful purpose (what they were made for btw) and my sister has cutelittle perky boobies which to her are also perfect," she explained. "Thankgoodness that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. And we need to startappreciating that WE are the beholders!

"We need to stopcomparing individuals and start celebrating everybody’s differences. I amhealthy and happy and ultimately that’s all that matters. I don’t wish foranymore than that."

Earlier this week,Stacey had hit back after critics commented on her figure while she enjoyed aholiday in Ibiza with her sons. The British beauty took to Instagram to share asnapshot of some of the comments, and quickly dismissed any negativity.

"ILOVE MY BODY," she wrote in a caption accompanying a snap of herself bythe seaside. "My boobs are a result of being pregnant & breast feeding& I love them. I Am just as sexy!"