Laura Belvin has one mission in life – to make people laugh.
The mum-of-two is better known to her hundreds of thousands of social media followers as Knee Deep In Life.
Taking on everything from ridiculous celebrity outfits to her own busy family life, Laura is never afraid to make herself look ridiculous to prove her point.
She shot to fame after a video of her trying to squeeze into a pair of Spanx, which she joked would "give me the stoamch of J-Lo", went viral .
And since then her social media following has exploded.
From her posts about getting her children fed and into bed – or not – to posting about hiding cheese in the supermarket from her sister (really), Laura doesn't hold anything back.
And that's before she takes on ridiculous female stereotypes in the only way she knows how – by making people laugh.
Since her Spanx video (girls, we've all been there), which was viewed millions of times, Laura has taken on a raft of ridiculous fashion trends.
The X-rated bikini, bizarre model poses and Kim Kardashian's more questionable outfits have all come under her – hilarious – scrutiny.
And while no one can fail to chuckle at her posts there is a serious message behind what she's saying.
Laura wants to be a beacon of positivity to women everywhere.
But with her massive popularity comes another problem – vicious online trolls.
Laura has revealed some of the abusive comments she's subjected to daily.
These include: "She's isn't a size 12 not on this god earth lol and she gets on my t*** buying things she clearly knows is going to be too small justso she can make a video don't get me started on her teeth and big snout absolutely annoys the s*** out of me."
And: "Never mind the bikini I'd bemore worried about that nose n teeth!"
However, Laura is refusing to let the trolls win and has come back with the perfect response to those who criticise her online.
In an Instagram post she wrote: "Your badge of approval myst be hugely important to you.
"Your level of responsibilty to troll people must at times feel overwhelming, I can't imagine the sleepless nights you must have finding new ways to drag people down with your scabby hooves.
"My biggest issue in all of this is nearly all of you are women, byt the looks of it some with children too.
"So, firstly I'd like to give you a huge round of applause for setting such an incredible example to your kids. They must be proud!
"While you might swipe at me for how sorry you feel for my kids when they grow up, just know that while I make a total t*** out of myself, I have empowered thousands of women to know they are good enough just the way they are.
You, on he other hand, have just go your t*** in a twist over someone you've never met and choosen not to give your opinion but in fact verbally abuse them instead.
"I hope beyond all hope that one day your a*** wipe comment isn't the final straw in someone elese's life, that you don't send someone over the edge that they make a snap decision because they believe the horse s*** that comes out of your mouth.
"You aren't women, you are a disgrace, and I do not stand with you, I am ashamed to even share the same breathing space as you.
"I'm tired of this being deemed aceptable, the abuse is endless and it's time to calm down.
"I continue to wave my flag proudly, mainly because you guys are here, supporting me endlessly.
"I will never call out the trolls for good reason, because they are attention whores, I refuse to give them the satisfaction of a fight but instead use everything in my power to show that, yes, I read your comments, no, I don't give a s***, yes, I'll keep on going."
It was Laura's own experience of post-natal depression that led to Kneedeepinlife being created.
When her eldest son, Elliot, eight, was born Laura admits she suffered from mild, and undiagnosed, post-natal depression.
She treated it herself with acupuncture and other natural methods but when Toby, three, came along in 2015 it was a different story.
Laura explained: "It hit me really hard. It took a long time to get the correct diagnosis and then I was taking a lot of medication.
"My husband, Steve, was just about keeping us above water."
Laura, who had amused friends and family with her own Facebook posts, decided to launch her blog because "if I've overcome that, I can overcome anything".
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