Mara Martin wants women to break the mold. On Monday, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model took to her Instagram page to share a photo of herself in risque attire while holding her baby daughter at her hip in an effort to encourage her social media followers to question gender roles.
In the snap, the 32-year-old model and mother of one dons black dress pants paired with an unbuttoned blazer while wearing nothing underneath, leaving her torso on display. Baby Aria, who was born early this year, is wearing a simple white onesie and is smiling big for the camera. Martin and Aria are posing in front of a white backdrop as Wilson also smiles at the camera.
In the caption, the model says that no single role that women assume in their everyday lives should define who they are, whether it be the role of a mother or the role of a swimsuit model.
"Break. The. Mold. Women and mothers do not fit into a category that define who we are and what we can become. A stay-at-home mother doesn't mean our only role is taking care of our children," she wrote in the caption. "Being a mom doesn't mean we can't be sexy and beautiful. Being a model doesn't mean we aren't intelligent, or business savvy. Being a business leader doesn't mean we live in an office and leave our parenting responsibilities behind."