Opening Instagram is often like stepping into an alternate universe where everything is terrifyingly perfect. But model Cacsmy Brutus—better known as Mama Cax—is using her feed to exhibit parts of her body she used to do everything to cover up.

As a cancer survivor and amputee, Cax is no stranger to scars. Her longest runs about 30 inches down her abdomen, and it's why she used to describe her body as "Frankeinsteinesque." But now it's what she's showing off, and her inspiring message explains why:

Here are a couple more incredible shots from Brutus's Instagram. You can also get to know her better by visiting her blog

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