Stretch marks are NOT disgusting! You have them for a reason! I like to look at the stretch marks on my ass, thighs and hips as striped beauty marks. I was lucky enough to have earned my stripes when I became a mother. No, my beauty marks may not be as dark or wide as yours, but that doesn’t make me exempt!
I’m so fuckin’ sick and tired of the Photoshop/Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor/Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks – Kendrick Lamar
It is very unfortunate that society has made women feel as though our tiger stripes are a flaw instead of something unique.
In my opinion, having stretch marks means that your body has the ability to transform. This transformation could be from pregnancy or weight loss. Whatever the case may be your body has the amazing ability to go through certain metamorphosis and only come out with tiger stripes… that’s pretty damn good!
Lets be honest, I have seen more women exposing their tiger stripes over the last couple of months then ever before and I’d like to credit the very raw and real line Kendrick Lamar rapped in his hit song, Humble. If that’s what it took to help those unwilling to embrace their skin no matter what, then I’m all for it!
Now that I am older, I look at my body as a temple! It is my goal to work on the inside and the outside, later. When your body is cleansed and pure on the inside it will eventually reflect on the outside.
In the meantime, after your next shower, stand in front of a mirror, turn from side to side, focus in on your newly embraced beauty marks. Can you see the power and beauty behind your stripes? Not everyone is given stripes!