In a celebration of something we too-rarely celebrate, artists on Instagram are turning stretch marks into glitter stripes and the results are as beautiful as they are powerful.
Digital artist Sara Shakeel turned to art when she failed her final year of dental school, according to an interview in Cosmopolitan.
What started as a release for her “sadness and depression” quickly turned into something gorgeous.
Now, she’s using her creative skills to open a conversation about women’s bodies. A conversation many of us shy away from having.
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“I still remember that feeling of making those glitter stretch marks, and I was quite scared of uploading it,” Shakeel told Cosmopolitan.
“I am a Pakistani-based artist and talking about stretch marks or even making art out of it is not something you talk about on a regular basis.”