Why I Love My Stretch Marks
Every woman has stretch marks. (laughs) Like really, every single woman has 'em. (hip hop music) I started noticing my stretchmarks when I started cycling I was probably in high school. I was a freshman in high school. I was walking up the stairs in my house
and my sister was like,something on your stomach. I was like no, those are stretch marks. When you're pregnant,usually everyone associates stretch marks with their belly, but my arms got bigger,'cause I gained 50 pounds. I can't remember thefirst time I realized I had my stretch marks,I've just always had them. i've never been ashamedor embarrassed of my skin
but it felt like I had scars that I didn't want on me. I thought that onlypeople who were pregnant got stretch marks, and onlygot 'em in their stomach and so I thought that something was honestly wrong with me. Well I was pregnant, and I happened to actually lose the baby,
and I didn't gain a lot ofweight from being pregnant, but I gained a lot of weightfrom the depression after so the stretch marks was like a reaction to losing the pregnancy. I've learned to love themjust because they're mine, and that, it shows me that I've grown up, and they make me feel kind of special. They're a reminder that I'm blessed
with a butt that many people would want and so, it just shows that I am a woman. It's funny, I look atthem now and I smile, 'cause they remind meof my first pregnancy and having my first daughter, so it has like good memoriesassociated with them. I really like my stretch marks, mostly because it's a kindof a fun fact about me.
And I love sort of givingthat tidbit to other people I feel like my stretch marks remind me of how much that I havechanged in the past few years, and how much stronger I've gotten. When I look at my stomach, it reminds me that there was once life here, or there can be life here in the future, so I think it's just beautiful