Good for you, Karrueche! Thanks for posting a real, unretouched photo to your Instagram on June 18, showing a fit, sexy woman with stretch marks! I’m happy you spoke out — here’s why!
Karrueche Tran, model and girlfriend of Chris Brown, is standing up for women’s bodies and I love it. She posted this picture of a woman’s butt on Instagram on June 18, writing: “this is me.. I’ve got a tiny little booty w stretch marks.. there’s nothing wrong with the way God made us ❤️.” I love her inspirational message! Don’t you?
Karrueche Tran On Body Shaming — There’s Nothing Wrong With Us
I give Karrueche props for admitting that she isn’t perfect, that she has “flaws” — but who doesn’t? Her picture and caption sends a great message to young girls: accept yourself as you are.
Karrueche isn’t saying that is her in the photo, but she is saying she sees herself in this woman.
Karrueche admits she has a small butt, but even being “skinny” doesn’t mean you’re immune to things like cellulite and stretch marks. Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches, so many women get them while pregnant. You may also see stretch marks if you gain a lot of weight or muscle in a short amount of time. Sometimes body builders have stretch marks!
These body “imperfections” shouldn’t be criticized — they should be celebrated. If a woman has them on her stomach, it’s probably from giving birth to a baby — that’s an amazing thing!
Stretch Marks Should Be Celebrated
I’m happy Karrueche posted this photo.
In our world, young girls see so many images of celebrities, many of which are photoshopped, or the celebrity has had some sort of plastic surgery to make them look “better.” It’s important to celebrate our bodies for all they can do for us, and not have them take away our self-esteem and self-worth.
Thank you Karrueche, for starting the conversation.
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— Dory Larrabee