There's one thing women of all shapes, sizes, and skin tones have in common: stretch marks. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, muscle development — there are many things that break the elastic fibers under the skin's surface and cause the trademark white lines to appear. There's an entire industry devoted to hiding (and even preventing) stretch marks, but two east coast moms want you to love your lines.
The Instagram account @loveyourlines celebrates these "tiger marks." Women from around the world share their stretch mark stories using the hashtag #loveyourlines. The account shows them a body-positive light, calling stretch marks "magical" and "lines of love."
"#LoveYourLines is a social media photo campaign to help showcase the beauty of the female body," the account says. "This account is curated by two mommas hoping to make a difference in the world of female body image. To submit your photos, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All women of different shapes, sizes, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to submit... We can't wait to see your love lines!"