#Stretchyselfie

So I have been neglecting my blog again due to hectic work schedule and two small people being off school for the Easter Holidays, but I read something today and I wanted to blog about it.

On Facebook there was a post shared by a friend of mine about Chrissy Teigen. For those of you who don’t know she is an American model who has been in Sports Illustrated, and is also married to John Legend. And do you know what else… she has stretchmarks!

Yes that is what this post was about, she had shared a pic of her with said stretchies on show, with part of the caption reading “stretchies say hi”. So it’s true, even slim beautiful models like Chrissy Teigen get stretchies. Of course we knew this, but there is still such a taboo surrounding them. People think that they are ugly and try and cover them up. Truth is, real women get stretch marks.

And before anyone says – no this isn’t an attack on people without them. I really don’t give a shit what your skin looks like, trust me, I have had enough of my own skin-related drama’s to be not in the least bit phased by ANY skin condition!

But I do applaud Chrissy for sharing hers with the world, and it got me thinking that if more of us shared pictures of our stretchies then perhaps, just maybe, people wouldn’t feel so bad about them. I certainly don’t want my 8yr old impressionable daughter and my nieces growing up in a world where they may be ashamed or embarrassed of the way that they look. And I also don’t want my son growing up in a world where women are judged and viewed differently based on lines that may or may not appear on their stomach. Obviously this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the whole debate around ‘ideal bodies’ and I will save that for another day.

But coming back to stretchies, I am going to share mine too, because do you know what, they are just marks, they don’t define anything about me, not even the fact that I am a mother as women who don’t have children get them too. They are just marks and I’m not phased by having them. So here is my #stretchyselfie for the world to see.

stretchy

I encourage all women, no matter what the shape or size, to accept their stretchies and not be fazed by them. After all beauty is not stretch mark deep!

#stretchyselfie

4 comments

  1. Well done for the blog post im skinny and a model myself but I have stretch marks im actually trying to improve mine in my first blog I don’t consider them ugly im proud of them but I want to feel better In myself so trying out a few products to see what’s best ! My stretch mark selfie will be going on in the next couple of days 😁

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  2. I love this post! Anyone should be able to feel good in their skin! I’m also a model with stretchies and have had my fare share of feeling bad about them and even having them pointed out to me by other people. But there are just so many worse skin conditions out there that I learned to get past it. In saying that! …there is actually a product that fades, if not gets rid of them entirely by making your skin produce collagen in those areas. I use it and love it!! It’s called the AMP MD roller. Just google “AMP MD stretch marks” and you’ll see what I mean. Let me know if you’d like one!

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