I Love Stretch Marks

i love stretch marks - body positive my tickle trunk

One night when I was about 15, I laid on my right side in bed while reading what I’m sure was the newest Harry Potter novel. I idly ran my left hand over the curve of my hip as I turned the pages, a distracted movement as I slid my hand seamlessly from my waist, down to my thigh, and back. I thought nothing of it until I paid attention to what I was feeling: lines, grooves. I looked over to give it a closer look, having never really noticed them until now, and I smiled, turning back to the book while continuing to stroke my hip, this time with purpose and pride.

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My Body-Positive Journey

my tickle trunk - my body-positive journey

I’m a woman, so inherently, I was born into a world setting me up with enough body issues and social scrutiny to last me into two more lifetimes. And I’m not alone. Every day I see people go between “my body is blindingly gorgeous, you aren’t worthy” to “I wish I was blind, I’m not worth anything” three times before we even get dressed. So for this reason, I want to start a series about My Body-Positive Journey, and I hope you’ll make it your journey too. We could all use a little more positivity in our life, and 80% of that needed positivity could probably be directed towards yourself.

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