This Woman Is Transforming Her 'Flaws' Into Works of Art
And the results are magical.
We all have days when we feel insecure and uncomfortable about certain parts of our body, but body positive artist Cinta Tort Cartró (@zinteta) is here to remind you that you don't need to feel that way. Rather than dwelling on her so called "flaws," the 21-year-old is transforming them into rainbow colored works of art, hoping to empower other women.
"It all started as a form of expression, but it quickly turned into social commentary of the male-dominated culture we live in," she recently told Yahoo! Beauty in an interview. "There are many things happening in my town that I couldn't be silent on, such as the male microaggression toward the female body. I know there are countries that have it worse than here in Spain, but I couldn't stay silent."
On top of destigmatizing stretch marks, (which are totally natural and normal, BTW), Cinto has also created art to normalize menstruation. Her latest series is called #manchoynomedoyasco, which, according to Yahoo!, roughly translates to "I stain myself, and I'm not grossed-out by it." Her message: "We live in 2017," she says. "Why is there still stigma revolving around periods?"
She's also used her creativity to bring awareness to the #freethenipple movement.
Overall, Cinta's goal is to help women realize that every body deserves to be celebrated because our differences set us apart from one another. "I grew up feeling sometimes out of place," she admits. "I'm tall and big, so it's important for me to state in my art that everyone is beautiful and those 'flaws' are not that. They make us unique and special."