Cyn Santana Admits “Postpartum Depression Been Trynna Kick My A– For A While”
Cyn Santana gave birth to her son Lexington back in December, and if you follow her page, it seems that she has taken to motherhood well — and with a lot of humor. She often shares videos of herself playfully singing some of her favorite songs and joking around with her partner, rapper Joe Budden.
She is a whole hoot.
But Santana opened up about the serious side of her life as a mom, telling her followers that she has actually been quietly struggling with postpartum depression since having her son. While sharing an image of herself smiling, she said the trick to getting through it has been relying on her faith and looking forward.
“Postpartum depression been trynna kick my a– for a while,” she said. “But it’s all about putting one foot forward and keeping your faith strong 😊 shoutout to my Mami’s. U ARE MAGICAL as f–k. U are not alone!!! I send u love and light.”
Santana has been encouraging other mothers and women in general, for some time, even before she gave birth to Lexington. When she encountered critics who had a lot to say about the way pregnancy was changing her appearance, she spoke up for not just herself, but others.
“I read a comment that said ‘I cant wait for you to drop your baby. Your nose is way too big’ and it made me really sad,” she said. “Not because it hurt my feelings… (cause I don’t give a f-ck what y’all talkin bout) but because others have to deal with reading these type of low comments. What about those who don’t have thick skin? Those that are easily affected by outside commentators? Just the thought of it alone makes me cringe and breaks my heart. Unfortunately, cruel people exist in this world. There’s nothing that we can do about them. So we need to protect ourselves and lift each other up. So this goes out to ALL my women. Pregnant or not. Big nose or small nose. Embrace it. Embrace you. You are beautiful. Please don’t pay attention to fake pages with 3 posts and 127 followers. It really isn’t about you. It’s about them. They’re facing daily struggles and this is how they cope. By coming on social media and tearing others down. Don’t take them too personal.”