Stevie Niki was enjoying a day out with her family when a complete stranger decided to give an unsolicited opinion about her outfit.
This rude stranger deemed the mom of four’s pair of ripped jeans and black shirt inappropriate.
Stevie used her Instagram to take out her frustration and fired back at the remarks made to her face. “Did the government roll out and distribute a mum uniform and I missed the memo?” she wrote. “Did they assign people to enforce and police such dress codes?”
Next to her caption, she uploaded a photo of the exact outfit she was wearing when this stranger stopped her and said it wasn’t appropriate for a mom her age to wear.
Stevie used her platform to reiterate that what someone wears shouldn’t dictate who they are as a person, and that stereotypes needed to stop.
Keep scrolling to read what she had to say about how she was shamed and why she refuses to care what anyone else thinks!
You can follow Stevie on Facebook and Instagram, and read her website.
Stevie, 27, is a mom of four.
She was recently out with her kids when a complete stranger stopped her and told her the ripped jeans she was wearing weren’t appropriate for a mom.
Stevie used her Instagram to talk about the encounter.
On January 3, 2018, Stevie posted a photo of what she was wearing when the stranger stopped to berate her.
“The other day someone said to me that I don’t dress like a mum and I shouldn’t wear what I do,” she wrote. “The 1950s just telegrammed and they want their outdated views back.”
She may not look like every other mom out there because she has dyed hair and dresses differently, but that doesn’t make her any less of a mom!
“What I choose to look like or wear does not change who I am within. My appearance does not impact my personality,” she wrote. “Who I am on the outside does not define who I am on the inside.”
Although the mom doesn’t know if the stranger follows her online, she had a few words to say.
“Your opinions, views and sense of style only reflects you and not anyone else,” she wrote. “I will look however I want to look and dress in whatever I want to dress in and still be a Mum.”
Stevie made a great point in her post that good people don’t always look like the way you’d think they do.
“Good and kind people can have tats, mums can have piercings, caring people can ride motorbikes and wear a patch, poor people can be generous beyond their means and quiet people can be loud,” she wrote.
She reminded all of her followers to stop stereotyping people based on their looks after she was told her outfit wasn’t age appropriate or appropriate for a mom.
“Enough with the stereotypes… there’s nothing worse or more ignorant,” she wrote. “Think before you speak, get to know someone before you choose to judge someone — better yet, just don’t.”
Many other moms commented on her post saying they have also been told they’re not appropriately dressed as a mom.
“A denim skirt and crop doesn’t make me any less of an amazing mum, but it sure makes me a happier one!” one mom commented.
Other moms agreed that mommy-shaming needed to stop and came to Stevie’s defense.
The mom recently also contemplated posting this photo kissing her daughter on the lips because strangers have lashed out at others for the same photo.
“If you can’t even kiss your own child or show them affection without being slammed, then we are living in a sad world,” she wrote.
No matter what, Stevie does what’s right for her kids and herself without thinking what strangers have to say about it.
The only thing that’s important to this mom is her kids’ happiness and well-being. Please SHARE this post on Facebook if you’re tired of mommy-shamers!