Model Chrissy Teigan sparked the Instagram trend with a picture of her own stretch marks
The model and food blogger spends her days either posting pictures of mouthwatering dishes she cooks with husband John Legend or dishing out some of the sassiest one-liners we’ve ever heard on Twitter.
Few days ago, the Sports Illustrated model posted a seemingly innocuous picture of her legs on Instagram with the caption: “Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!”
Chrissy was inundated with comments from women thanking her for posting the picture and celebrating the fact that yes, all people get stretch marks – even lingerie models.
Her candid snap has sparked a new hashtag #LoveYourLines, with women all around the world sharing pictures of their own stretch marks and the stories behind them.
Stretch Marks usually start out red or purple and gradually fade to become silvery-white and are generally found on hips, thighs, bums, stomachs and breasts.
These are few comments with the #loveyourlines from Yahoo!
Proof that you did something really monumental.
That tells women that they must live up to a stick-thin,blemish-free notion of femininity.
Showing and embracing your stretch marks is a way of fighting against culture that airbrushes away women’s imperfections.
Because, after all, they’re road map of your wisdom and experience.
“what i thought would signify ugliness, actually signifies beauty and life, ” I earned these marks, and i will always wear them proudly.”
” I like to see my body as a book, the stretch marks tell the story and the scars are the pictures,’wrote this instagram user.