LoveYourLines. Where Women Submit Images Of Their Stretchmarks and Talk About Their Changing Bodies on Instagram.
For many women our changing bodies are a living road map for all of our life’s journeys. From puberty to giving birth to aging, the subtle and overt changes tell a story. The most interesting paradox is that often as we age we learn to accept and love our bodies more than ever.
Loveyourlines is an Instagram account started by two moms with the goal of “celebrating real women, real bodies and real self love”. The account features submissions from women all over the world and includes statements such as:
“If you could name any place on my body, I have stretch marks there. I’m only 22, no kids, no nothing. I’ve had my stretch marks since I was 12 & I used to get teased throughout middle & high school. I used to be so self conscious. I wouldn’t buy shirts unless they had sleeves & covered my entire body. I even battled with bulimia for a few years because I wanted to be skinny & beautiful. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve accepted that my stretch marks aren’t going anywhere, so there’s no point in trying to hide them. I’m still beautiful & my boyfriend loves to run his fingers up & down my tiger stripes. I’m a warrior against this weight battle, but I will always come out on top & I will always be beautiful.”
Head over to loveyourlines for more inspiring images and stories, and hopefully, to submit an image of your own.