#LoveYourLines wants women to embrace their stretch marks

Stop thinking of them as scars.


Jam Kotenko


Published Apr 16, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 1:31 am CDT

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.

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A brand-new online initiative that’s steadily gaining traction on Instagram hopes to change that stigma.

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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.

It’s a reminder of your triumphs.

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It’s a symbol of motherhood and love.

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#LoveYourLines. Because they are incredibly badass. And so are you.

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H/T Buzzfeed | Screengrab via dannyhiatus/Instagram

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*First Published: Apr 16, 2015, 11:10 pm CDT