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Kerry Washington Doesn't Care About Getting Her Pre-Baby Body Back

“It’s the site of a miracle now,” the "Scandal" star told SELF. “I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”

Kerry Washington looks stunning on the cover of SELF magazine's September issue.

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Nearly a year and a half after the birth of her daughter, Kerry says she's still struggling to balance work and motherhood. But one thing she's not juggling?

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Worrying about her "post-baby body" or returning to her "pre-baby" form.

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"A few weeks ago, my manager asked: 'Do you feel like you're back? I feel like you're back,'" Washington told the magazine.

"She meant it as a total compliment, but we had this great conversation where I was like, 'You know what? I try really hard not to use that language, because it's not about going backward in life.' I've been really focused on not being 'back' to anything, but being the best version of myself right now." she continued.

"My body is the site of a miracle now. I don't want to be pre-miracle."

For more wise words on miracles, motherhood, and being an all-around badass, check out the Chief Gladiator's interview over at SELF.
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For more wise words on miracles, motherhood, and being an all-around badass, check out the Chief Gladiator's interview over at SELF.

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