The "Love Your Lines" Project Promotes Body Positivity One Stretch Mark At A Time
The Love Your Lines Instagram account was started by two mothers who wanted to share and celebrate the stories of real women’s stretch marks. | The "Love Your Lines" Project Promotes Body Positivity One Stretch Mark At A Time- By capturing stretch marks, the Love Your Lines project hopes to encourage women and men to embrace the “imperfections” in our bodies.
I want to see real women in advertisements. I want to see diversity and bodies that have fought, conquered and embraced life. We still live in a society where seeing real images of women is shocking. We need more images of real beauty. We need these images because we are still fighting to feel good in our own skin.
If Barbie was an actual woman, she would be 5’9” tall, have a 39” bust, an 18” waist, 33” hips and a size 3 shoe. • Barbie calls this a “full figure” and likes her weight at 110 lbs. • At 5’9” tall and weighing 110 lbs, Barbie would have a BMI of 16.24 and fit the weight criteria for anorexia. She likely would not menstruate. • If Barbie was a real woman, she’d have to walk on all fours due to her proportion
"I must admit, when I first saw the image my immediate reaction was a tense jaw, a pang of jealousy masked by a defensive thought– 'the women in the bottom image are more real'– and, admittedly, maybe even animosity toward those women in the Victoria’s Secret ad. 'So, in order to love my body, I should strive to look like this?' But the longer I sat with these images, I began to allow the brain spark-fest of profound realization. 'Wait a second… it goes both ways.'" Click to read full…