Model Chrissy Teigen is known for a lot of things- For calling out Forever 21 for fat shaming, for being beautiful, for making delicious food, for being married to John Legend, and now? For normalizing something we all have- stretch marks.
Too often the “ideal” women we are shown in media are airbrushed, flawless creatures without a single imperfection. Chrissy is highlighting the fact that almost all women have stretch marks, regardless of what size they wear. They’re not embarrassing, bad, or ugly, they just are.
The photo has prompted a #LoveYourLines campaign online, with women sharing their tiger stripes loudly and proudly.
Stretch marks are something we all carry, something we accumulate through puberty, pregnancy, and just existing. They are part of the journey, maps of living. They are something nobody should be ashamed of. #LoveYourLines