What to do if you don’t #LoveYourLines & aren’t proud of your #mombod tiger stripes
#LoveYourLines is a viral social media campaign which encourages women to embrace their stretch marks and show them off by posting images of their imperfections online.
Celebrities, such as models Chrissy Teigen and Robyn Lawley, have joined in the craze and even Barbie is “loving her lines” with a new range featuring stretch marks and cellulite.
You’ve probably all seen the pictures along with inspirational messages about being “tigers who have earned your stripes”.
It’s great, we love it, we embrace self love in all its glory.
But what if you don’t love your new #mombod (apparently this is the new phrase used to refer to your new, post pregnancy body)?
I genuinely celebrate those women who have displayed their stretch marks on social media. I salute you.
But, I’m going to be really honest with you, I’m not one of you.
I am embarrassed that I am embarrassed of my stretch marks.
I wish I could show them off in all their glory and flaunt my tiger stripes but, at the end of the day, I’d just really love the taut, stretch mark free tummy of Gisele Bündchen.
So, if you secretly, aren’t that proud of your tiger stripes and loathe your lines, rather than love them, then that’s fine too.
There should be no shame in wanting to improve your appearance just as there should be no shame for those who are happy to flaunt their so-called imperfections.
There’s room for all humankind both flawed and not so flawed.
So while some may be happy to #loveyourlines, I’m starting a new movement called #loveyourlinesbutwouldpreferthetauttummyofgiselebündchenreally
It’s catchy, don’t you think?