There’s no denying that celebrity and influencer “snapback” culture is damaging in about a million ways. But Olivia Munn seems to be reclaiming the meaning of “snapback” in her latest Instagram post (or she’s at least having fun with it, anyway.)
Basically, it’s the only acceptable new mom “snapback” photo because instead of showing unrealistic post-baby body expectations or feeding into toxic beauty standards, it shows a new mom looking exactly like, well, a new mom.
And we love it.
“This is my #snapback,” she captioned the photo. “Wearing my boyfriend’s shirt AND pants. Hair a mess.
Shopping for cheese.”
But it’s this moment, the cheese-browsing photo, that really makes moms everywhere feel seen. Apparently her friend snapped the picture while the two of them were out, and honestly, that friend did us all a service.
“No lie, I thought I was holding it together pretty good until I saw this photo,” she says. “😝 I thought the wedge sneakers made me look a little more pulled together but I was wrong.”
In the weeks after having my two kids, I was walking around with swollen bologna feet in flip-flops in the middle of fall. My roots hadn’t been touched up in who knows how long, I rocked maternity pants for almost a full year (okay, longer) after giving birth, and I often ventured outside of the house without fully absorbing my appearance in the mirror. You’re just happy to be getting out and about, alone, that it doesn’t matter if you look like the Crypt Keeper or not. (Though Olivia Munn looks far more alive and lovely than the Crypt Keeper.)
Back in February, Munn shared the struggles of her breastfeeding journey and making the switch to formula for little Malcolm due to having a low supply.
Additionally, do whatever you need to do to get out of the house. Wear messy hair, wedged sneakers, your partner’s clothes—it doesn’t matter. You get yourself some alone time and some good cheese, okay?