You’ve earned these stripes – it’s time to show them off.
A new movement has started online and it’s encouraging women to celebrate their stretch marks.
The #LoveYourLines hash tag is accompanying thousand of photos of women who are showing off these marks, “battle scars”, “tiger stripes” and “love lines”.
Some have earned theirs giving birth, some due to health overhauls, some through puberty and others just from their journey through life.
The movement begane when model Chrissy Teigen shared an instragram pic of her stretch marks.
The picture was accompanied with the caption, “Bruises from bumping the kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!”
The hope of the movement is to see women collectively feel better about their bodies and the marks that are a woman’s companion through her life. Not a sign that she’s broken – but that she’s done great things or led a full and varied life.
Take a look at some of the beautiful images shared so far.
It’s wonderful to see so many women declare their love for their bodies. Will you join the movement?