Constance Hall is a 32-year-old artist and blogger from Perth, Australia, who writes about being the mother of four young children when all she really wanted was “a bottle of wine and a hot boyfriend”. 

No, seriously. This is a woman who is going viral for all the right reasons. For being honest and real and raw and frankly, hilarious. She somehow seems to capture the highs and lows of motherhood and marriage — the stifling, suffocating loneliness of it all — while still elevating the beauty and power that make women rock.

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You could recognize Hall from her recent moments of fame. Both as the mom in the now infamous “Parent Sex” post and even more popular, her “To the woman at the park” post on Facebook. Which you seriously need to read right now if you haven’t already.

In the post shared `round the world, Hall wrote:

To the woman at the park, looking at her phone, ignoring her children, I salute you.

For not giving into the public perception that you should be switched on, 24 hours a day.

For giving no f*s about what ‘constable mother’s group’ thinks.

To the woman with piles of dishes and washing who walks straight out the door for a coffee at her friends,

I salute you. Being a good mum or wife or human does NOT mean spending eternity cleaning your house. If you leave them for long enough your friends will start doing them. Trust me.

To the woman at the doctors surgery, waiting patiently to request some antidepressants, I salute you.

Post natal depression is a rude little c*%t. You are still coping, do not confuse depression for not coping, you’ve taken action, you look like a coping queen to me Too often strength and weakness are confused, strength is asking for help. You are so strong. So many women are going through the exact same thing, they just don’t talk about it.

To the woman who didn’t lose all of that baby weight, I salute you. A brand new 24 hour job that doesn’t pay and won’t end for around 20 years is NOT a good time to give up cake. Eat the cake, eat the whole f*ing cake and f* off anyone who dares to say anything. Your post= baby body is not all the sudden free for public commentary.

Lots of love,

A fellow mum, who’s days are full of mammoth fails and micro victories, yet who’s heart still manages to repeatedly explode for the mini army of Love all day.”

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She started a gofundme page in March to raise money for charity Rafiki Mwema, she surpassed her $75,000 fundraising target in just seven hours. 

Of course, like anyone with a public profile, she has her detractors. But wherever you stand on the Constance Hall likability scale, it is hard to deny she’s hit the nail on the head more than a few times.

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Have a look at her facebook page, but we must warn you, she isn’t afraid to say it how it is. Vulgur language, pictures of her on the toilet, and that is just the tip of the ice-berg!

Facebook: Constance Hall

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