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This Sports Illustrated runway show features an amputee and a breastfeeding model

Inclusivity for the win.

MARA MARTIN, MUM to five-month-old Aria, was one of 16 finalists chosen to model swimwear during the annual Miami Swim Week show.

Martin’s making the news this week for walking the runway while breastfeeding her baby daughter Aria as she walked down the runway.

Dressed in a gold bikini, the mum, from Monroe, Michigan, showed off her swimsuit as she breastfed Aria – who came prepared for the show in a pair of blue headphones to block out the loud crowds and music.

She’s receiving heaps of praise online, with many calling Martin’s walk “inspiring.”

Following the show, Martin said on Instagram:

Wow! WHAT A NIGHT! Words can’t even describe how amazing I feel after being picked to walk the runway for @si_swimsuit. Anyone who knows me, knows it has been a life long dream of mine.
I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day. It is truly so humbling and unreal to say the least. I’m so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breastfeeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL!
But to be honest, the real reason I can’t believe it is a headline is because it shouldn’t be a headline!!! My story of being a mother and feeding her while walking is just that.”

Paralympic gold medal snowboarder and Sports Illustrated model Brenna Huckaby also walked in the show – leading the final walk down the runway. Get it girl!

Miami Swim Week Source: Lynne Sladky

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