What the body positive movement聽is doing on social media right now聽is showing us that things that were once considered to be聽鈥渇laws鈥 are actually marks of history and are incredibly beautiful 鈥 like no thigh gap, scars, cellulite and stretch marks. Sure, staying positive about聽our body image can sometimes be a struggle 鈥 we鈥檙e human after all, and we all face our fair share of adversity. But there are stories of triumph that propel us on, like聽Instagram recognizing that #curvy is an empowering word and bringing it back.聽Tess Holliday said it best: #effyourbeautystandards.

There鈥檚 a new movement on Twitter that is sweeping social and teaching women to love a part of the聽body that has long been the source of many an insecurity: the聽thighs.


A little while back, in a bid to be the realest and coolest celeb on Instagram, Chrissy Teigen posted this awesome, Photoshop-free聽pic聽of her thighs, with bruises and stretch marks. She captioned the photo: 鈥淏ruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!鈥

Recently, thanks to a trending hashtag, women are following suit. Here鈥檚 what you聽need to know about #ThighReading.

Twitter user @princess_labia聽took this photo of her thighs and stretch marks. She told聽MTV News that she was just sitting with her legs criss-crossed when she聽began feeling her stretch marks and realizing some of the grooves were deeper than others, just like the palms of our hands. She decided to snap a pic and asked聽others to follow suit. Thus, a聽hashtag was born.



To all the聽women out there, we salute you.

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(h/t MTV, photo via @chrissyteigen)