El concepto de belleza femenina que existe en el inconsciente colectivo ha sido moldeado por diversos estereotipos a lo largo de la historia, sin embargo, hoy en día existen diversas tendencias y manifestaciones que buscan romper con los esquemas preestablecidos para dar una papel protagónico a los elementos más comunes y apegados a la realidad de millones de mujeres, como la diversidad de tallas y tipos de cuerpos, y ahora también respecto a las estrías, algo sumamente común en la mayoría de las personas.
Las estrías son cicatrices causadas por el estiramiento de la piel, por lo que son comunes en las personas ya que aparecen en etapas de crecimiento o de embarazo.
Tomando esto en cuenta, la campaña #LoveYourLines busca cambiar la percepción general sobre esta condición de la dermis, algo que es fomentado desde una cuenta en Instagram donde diversas mujeres comparten sus fotos mostrando las estrías de su cuerpo.
La modelo Robyn Lawley ha sido una de las principales participantes de esta campaña que busca celebrar las imperfecciones de la piel.
“I hate it when people refer to my stretch marks as ‘tiger stripes’, ‘battle scars’ or say I should be proud of them. There was no battle, it was just a combination of birth control and bad luck which caused these stripes to cover my tights, hips and bottom. I used to hate them, but as I am almost 21, I have realised these stripes will never fade away. There is no use in hating a part of your body that you cannot change. Accept who you are and be happy; everyone has flaws” // submission from a beauty in The Netherlands
“Never in a billion years would I look at this picture and think of my insecurities as an accomplishment. But today, right now , in this very moment as I gaze at the parallel lines along my abdomen and the stripess of courage on my thighs, I reflect on the progress I made. These lines aren’t from child birth but instead from the never ending growth spurts, the yo-yo dieting and the whirlwind of unstable emotions I’ve experienced. I’m no longer that fragile child who thought the words bullies uttered to me were truths, because I realize my imperfections are what make me beautiful. I’m no longer that fragile girl who let bulimia control her every move, but instead I’m that girl who decided to take control and seek help to escape that disease. These lines communicate a story of progress, achievement, a battle against myself which I ultimately won. Because now I can look back at my reflection and say “You’re beautiful, you made it.” It wasn’t easy an easy victory to obtain in any way shape or form, but it’s possible to reach. If you’re struggling like I was to discover my beauty, don’t give up, the journey is worth it, and you’re worth it.” Una foto publicada por #loveyourlines (@loveyourlines) el
” This is my lines. I am a 23 year old mother who not only love her little princess but I finally realized that a beautiful queen can even have her stripes. I have fought within my self that I am beautiful no matter what. However, I struggled with my insecurities and I am still fighting. My little princess and my King loves me the way I am. With my stripes, I am more than beautiful…..and so are you!” Una foto publicada por #loveyourlines (@loveyourlines) el
“I was young bride married away at 18 in a typical South Indian arranged marriage and at 20 I had my daughter . In south India women are still looked down upon if they wear “western” clothes . They are considered modern and judged as too strong and independent to marry . Although we love to assume that such stigmas do not exist , it sadly does … So by submitting a picture where I embrace my sexuality and my lines proudly , I hope to shatter the societal norms that withold women from celebrating who they are despite the way men look at women , as just objects of reproduction who cannot live by their own rules…”