These 40+ women joined Kate Upton’s #ShareStrong movement – and you won’t fail to be inspired

Fully embracing who we are – warts and all – can be a struggle for women of any age.

And in recognition of this fact model, actress and mum-of-one Kate Upton has encouraged others to ‘share’ why they’re ‘strong’ using the #ShareStrong, revealing that she wants to be strong for her daughter Genevieve – who is less than a year old – so that she feels ‘comfortable to radiate strength, power and confidence’.

Her Instagram post – which was broken up into three parts – clocked up more than 500,000 views in total and more than 11,000 likes.

Explaining what motivated her to start the campaign, the 27-year-old star of movies including The Other Woman wrote, ”Through my own personal experiences and my fitness program @strong4mefit, I’ve met and spoken with some incredibly strong women.

‘I want to open the conversation and give all people a platform to talk about all the struggles and strengths we experience… That’s why I created #ShareStrong – a space where we all can be part of the conversation, empower one another, and radiate positivity. I want to hear from YOU! Join the conversation by sharing what makes you strong and use the hashtag #ShareStrong. I can’t wait to hear from you!’

Scores of fans commented on the post, praising the initiative and sharing their stories.

One wrote, ‘I’m strong for my husband and my kids. To be the partner and parent God made me to be.’

While a second added, ‘I’m strong for my son. I am a single Mama in my early 30’s and have stage 3 Neurological Lyme Disease and everyday I make it another day for him. I’m strong even when I feel like it’s to hard because my little man doesn’t deserve anything less than a mama who try’s her hardest.’

A third continued, ‘My grandchildren are my reason why I take care of myself by eating right and exercising #sharestrong.’

MORE: Everything you need to know about the woman&home Amazing Women Awards 2019 in partnership with Hotter

A fourth wrote, ‘My daughter is my #sharestrong inspo too. My daughter was born at 27 weeks and fought her way through. She is now a 9 year old strong, vivacious girl that keeps everyone in check with her wit and “sharp tongue”.’

Kate Upon #ShareStrong

The #ShareStrong has now been used more than 1,400 times on Instagram, and below are just some of the 40+ women who have bared all to reveal what motivates them to stay strong each day.

View this post on Instagram

Today I dedicate my workout to my dad! Last year he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and was told his time was limited. He's always been a very active, on-the-run kind of man and he has really had slow down lately due to this and his age. While he still tries to do daily walks at his local Lowe's or down to the square with my sister, just that little bit wears him out. In my workout today and most days, whenever I start to give up or slack off, I try to remember him and push myself to give a little bit more! I always think that he has been strong for me all my life. It's now time for me to be strong for him! ❤️ #workout #exercise #fitness #body #love #weightloss #healthyjourney #homeworkouts #goals #daddysgirl #sharestrong

A post shared by Elizabeth Kirkpatrick (@kirkpatricke74) on

View this post on Instagram

Spreading the @kateupton #sharestrong – #nofilter #nomakeup #nojudgement #selflove #acceptance #selfie 💜 . . Encouraging everyone to love and be themselves and accept the person that they are. . . My motivation is my daughter, I want to show her how to grow everyday and stay true and humble. Be more accepting of yourself and others. I want to be a strong and loving mum for her and show that we are all beautiful in our own way. If we fall, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again. Stay true and be real 🙏🏻 . Let’s all get behind this beautiful little community of self love and share your selfie and pass on to your friends and family . . Love and Light ✌🏻 . . @jessxhrzic @stefcantelmi @debkasic @vesnic1 @kat_zuva @dianasant1 @flynnnauta @rcollard1

A post shared by Danica Cimbora (@danicacimbora) on

Which is your favourite message, and what story of strength would you tell?