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#LoveYourLines wants women to embrace their stretch marks

Stop thinking of them as scars.


Jam Kotenko


Posted on Apr 16, 2015   Updated on 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.

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.

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.

H/T Buzzfeed | Screengrab via dannyhiatus/Instagram

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