The other day my kid sis (17) was talking about her stretchmarks and complaining "celebrities didn't have them". I did my best to tell her about how 'yeah they do! photoshop!' & even when you lose weight you can get them etc, but I got the feeling she was still down. Do you know of any posts off the top of your head you'd point at for the kind of "bullshit the media feeds you & how to push right thru it" thing? I've become more aware myself, but wanna give her better-worded stuff than I can say.
Yes! First of all, I have a body image tag that has a lot of posts in it that you can show your sister, but the one that I think of first is this one, a collection of unphoshopped Victoria’s Secret models who have stretch marks and cellulite despite being incredibly thin. Here are a couple of them:
This and this are also great posts about stretch marks. Here’s an article called 14 Hot Celebrities Who Have Stretch Marks Just Like You Do.
This is Halle Berry:
Bonus: Even Misha Collins has stretch marks
And so many more! These are just the best pictures I could easily find. EVERYBODY HAS STRETCH MARKS!!! Everyone with breasts, hips, butt, thighs, or a stomach has stretch marks, even if they’ve never been pregnant or overweight. You can get them just from growing. You don’t need to worry about getting rid of them, they are perfectly normal and natural and not ugly at all. Call them tiger stripes and lightning tattoos and try to love them. :)