This Instagrammer Turned Stretch Marks Into a Self-Love Movement

At this point in the game, we all know that stretch marks are unavoidable and something that has been added to the NBD category in our life. But what if there was a way to turn these stretch marks into a reminder of self-love? Well, this Instagrammer is doing just that — and made them a glittery work of art, too. 

Her name is Sara Shakeel and is known on Instagram for her ability to create really imaginative pieces. Her new campaign is no different.

What exactly did she do that created such a buzz? She simply added images to her Instagram feed that features loads of glitter outlining women’s stretch marks. Her message was to turn something that we might consider a flaw into something incredibly empowering and beautiful instead. 

“I still remember that feeling of making those glitter stretch marks, and I was quite scared of uploading it,” she told Cosmopolitan. “I am a Pakistani-based artist and talking about stretch marks or even making art out of it is not something you talk about on a regular basis.”

We love everything about this and applaud her for getting this conversation going in a really gorgeous way. 

Allison Cooper is a full time blogger at Project Motherhood and freelance writer. You can find her balancing her time equally between writing, spending time with her family, running, or sipping on strong coffee! Connect with her on twitter for daily chit chat and mama musings!