“All the way from the Arctic”




An Inuk model from the Northwest Territories was on display Fashion with her pregnant belly in the middle.

Willow Allen, 24, shared screenshots of the article on her Instagram on Monday and thanked her for it Fashion for the opportunity.

“This little Inuvialuk made it to the Arctic Fashion“,” she captioned the post in part with a heart emoji.

The first photo in their carousel was an adorable photo of Allen as a child in Inuvik, wrapped in traditional winter clothing, holding an equally large fish. Another photo showed young Allen with elders from her community.

A recent photo in Carousel shows the model – and mother-to-be – outdoors in athleisure style, flaunting her bump. She now lives in Saskatchewan.

In the article, Allen shared that she incorporates Inuit culture into her motherhood journey. She admitted that she always wanted to be a mother.

“I always imagined having a big family because I saw so much love and care in my parents and grandparents. Family gatherings have always been the most fulfilling times of my life,” Allen said Fashion.

In Inuit culture, the parenting style is gentle, she explained.

“We treat babies and young children with a lot of autonomy… There is respect and there is no need to control a child's life. If it wants to do something, that's its decision,” Allen said in the article, adding that it was how she was raised.

“My family in the North taught me to always be grateful and to have great respect for the animals and the land that feeds us,” she continued.

Allen also spoke about her difficulties during pregnancy as she had been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum – severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

Accordingly FashionThe model said she was seeking help with her cultural traditions.

“When I got home I talked to my [grandmother] “She said that something that always helps with illness is fish eggs,” Allen said Fashion. She then reflected on the “gap” between Western and indigenous pregnancy medications, such as doctors recommending not to eat raw fish or meat.

“That's our whole traditional diet in the north… I thought, 'This can't be right,' because my whole family ate it raw,” she said.

Allen's followers and other Indigenous influencers rushed to congratulate her on her appearance Fashion.

“That's great! Congratulations,” one person commented on her post.

“The content you share is a breath of fresh air from the fast-paced life and over-consumeristic society we live in,” another added.

“This is both so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your story and good luck in your next chapter,” someone chimed in.

“I’m so happy for you and proud of you! You are a woman and a great role model for many people – keep shining your light!” another wrote.

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