The Convo One Woman Has with Herself Every Time She Sees Her Stretch Marks
This blogger will change the way you see your "imperfections."
We all have days when we feel insecure and uncomfortable about certain parts of our body and blogger Kenzie Brenna is here to remind you that you're not alone. The body-confidant blogger recently shared a super relatable post about the series of thoughts that race through her mind every time she looks at her stretch marks.
"Here are my thoughts when I look at my least favorite part of my body," she wrote on Instagram.
"They're not usually this noticeable," she continues. "If you only had the money to get rid of them. They actually look kinda cool. Sorta like the beginning of a story. More like the beginning of a LONG story. Would I erase my story to not have these? You'd probably be more comfortable without them. Would I truly, though?"
You probably recognize some of the first few sentiments immediately. How many times have you asked yourself whether going under the knife/laser/syringe would "fix" your insecurities about something? Eventually, though, Kenzie's thoughts evolve into a conversation with herself about how this so-called physical imperfection doesn't define her, and they are part of her story-in this case, her weight loss journey.
"Does this affect the quality of who I am? No," she continues. "Would it make you a better person if you got rid of these marks? No. Would it make you kinder, more generous and a better lover if you had the money to erase them? No. Then you're perfect. I don't feel perfect. That's cause perfect isn't a feeling."
This isn't the first time Kenzie has opened up about her insecurities. On top of starting the #cellulitesaturday movement, she also introduced the hashtag #embracethesquish-hoping to remind women to be kinder to their bodies.
Major props to this brave and inspirational woman for spreading the important message of self-love and acceptance.