We’re into it
There’s a huge movement on the internet right now, helping women to accept their flaws and be comfortable and proud of their bodies. We’re all unique, and our bodies reflect this and tell our individual stories. If you’ve had children and you’re upset about your new stretch marks and transformed shape, just remember all that your body has done for you and your child. It created, grew and nourished a tiny person that simply wouldn’t exist without you and that’s some real shit.
Whatevs pic.twitter.com/D67Qtt12gv— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 19, 2017
Chrissy Teigen is leading the charge in her typical easygoing fashion with tweets and Instagram posts pointing out that yes, even Sports Illustrated models have stretch marks because literally everyone does. For young girls who might not realise the extent of photoshop in entertainment, the importance of posts like these can’t be understated. Photographers have started to embrace natural, unedited snaps more and more and the trend seems set to continue as celebrities like Zendaya and Lorde slam magazines editing photos without their permission.
Thank you everyone for the #glitterstretchmarks response and the numerous features of my artwork! The past few days have been unreal! Good and bad, but tbh I shall always look at the good side because nothing is more powerful then giving confidence to myself along with so many women and men out there! My hopes are unreal and so are my dreams! The stretch marks story will continue and I have so many other ideas and plans in mind. The artwork that I have made out of you are real! These picture that you see are REAL of REAL women with stretchmarks! Thank you for making #glitterstretchmarks a part of your lives. I love you all from the core of my fluffy heart. . CollageArt.SaraShakeel Photography @facesbycela . The next week I'll be super busy with my upcoming exhibition & an interview in my home country , my apologies if i don't post alot in the coming week. ☄☄☄ . . #love #loveyourself #lovemyjob #patientlywaiting #patience #hope #daydreaming #art #artwork #collage #glitter #theweekoninstagram
Artist Sarah Shakeel has been sweeping Instagram with her game-changing stretch mark art that truly embraces our imperfections. Shakeel creates collage art where she carefully photoshops glistening gold and dreamy universes onto visible stretch marks in photos sources from the internet and sent directly to her by her fans of themselves. Sara says "Each picture heals a part of me and I hope it heals a part of you too.". Truly doing God’s work.
You can find more of Sara’s art at her Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/sarashakeel/