Robyn Lawley and Other Women Fight Back Against Stretch Mark Shaming With These Powerful Posts

There are, undoubtedly, a plethora of ways in which people put those around them down. There's fat shaming, there's skinny shaming ... and then there's stretch mark shaming. It seems like a big step backward for all the outreach that has been done to educate people on the importance of promoting positive body image, yet, nonetheless, people's bigotry keeps them in a box and provokes them to comment on the beauty of the body in a negative way. The people who refuse to stay silent as they suffer from this type of bullying are true inspirations. Stretch mark shaming is alive and well right now, but so is the backlash of such negative behavior. Everyone has these #tigerstripes to a degree, and for women, they can be acquired from a variety of things, including having children, which is the case for plus-size Sports Illustrated model Robyn Lawley. This gorgeous gal is totally proud of her stripes, and wants the world to know. She recently published a lengthy post to Facebook to express her take on the way she has been represented for having them. This model refuses to let stretch mark shamers bring her down. Lawley reflected on a gossip blog who took her conversation with a friend and misconstrued it to sound as if she would ever consider aborting her child in order to avoid stretch marks. The model noted the online bullying she endured after the blog published this untrue story line. After giving birth, Lawley did, indeed, have visible stretch marks, and she was proud to share them with the world in hopes that she could bring new light to the situation, that focused on the positive outcome of the gossip blog situation. "As for my stretch marks I knew they were coming and as they're fading into white ( like all my others) I thought I might capture them," she said. "Because they are some bad ass #tigerstripes. And I earned them. We put an unbelievable amount of ridiculous time consuming pressure on women to care so much about their flaws they forget how truly beautiful they (you) are today. F**k them, who cares, be you, be loud, be proud. And put your efforts into skills that rely more on your physical self." Lawley also noted the beauty of giving birth. "And to anyone who feels bad about your body especially after a baby, you are a warrior, you created a life inside of you, that's no easy feat," she wrote. "It's 2015 we have to urgently make women feel empowered by their bodies and minds." People responded to the model with applause, noting how important her message is to them and our society. Her message received more than 5,100 Instagram likes. These people respond to Robyn Lawley's post on stretch marks. These people respond to Robyn Lawley's post on stretch marks. These people respond to Robyn Lawley's post on stretch marks. And more than 4,000 likes on Facebook. These people respond to Robyn Lawley's post on stretch marks. The outpouring of support, and the many fans who connected with Lawley by sharing their own stories had the model in awe. She then posted an appreciative image to show just how meaningful people's responses were to her.  
This model refuses to let the stretch mark shamers bring her down.
"Feeling a lot of love guys, [t]hank you so much for your positive comments it's awesome to read," she wrote. "Love from Rip and I xxx #loveyourbodynow #tigerstripes #regram from my homie @gregchanmanager #flashsobrightimstillblind hahahha #8monthspostpartum" And if this story isn't inspiring enough, let the following images from people promoting the beauty of stretch marks move you even more.   These women are proud of their #tigerstripes. These women are proud of their #tigerstripes. These women are proud of their #tigerstripes. What are your thoughts on Robyn Lawley's message on social media? What about on stretch mark shaming in general? Source: attn  

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