It feels very easy and normal to hate stretch marks, especially if you’re a woman. It’s common to think of them as ugly blemishes that need to be covered up.
A brand-new online initiative that’s steadily gaining traction on Instagram hopes to change that stigma.
Yes, even supermodels get stretch marks. So do CEOs, politicians, athletes, and every single person you know—no exceptions. Why should a thing shared by so many cause one so much shame and embarrassment?
It represents your growth.
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I wish I was told in middle school that stretch marks were normal because I spent most of my teens years hating my body and thinking I was a freak for having them. Your body isn't ruined, you're a tiger who earned your stripes. Whether it's from puberty, weight gain, or pregnancy, #LoveYourLines. We often use Instagram to paint a picture of how we want our life to seem, and today I am #Unashamed. #BodyPositivity (Ps I definitely did not realize how hard it would be to take this picture it literally took me twenty minutes to get it right)
It’s a reminder of your triumphs.
It’s a symbol of motherhood and love.
#LoveYourLines. Because they are incredibly badass. And so are you.