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This Is For All The Moms Out There: Stretch Marks Are Nothing To Be Embarrassed About

giovanna_boldrini by Giovanna Boldrini
Giovanna was born in Rome, Italy and currently resides in South Salem, New York. In her free time, she likes to cook with her children and grandchildren.

Stretch marks are a natural part of life — despite what overly airbrushed fashion magazines would have us believe — so how did it become that women so often get shamed for having them?

In the latest episode of Truth Bomb Mom, Kristina Kuzmic says out loud what all women need to stand up and scream from the rafters – what’s the big deal with stretch marks, anyway? Absolutely nothing.

“Somebody put the idea in our heads that we should be embarrassed by stretch marks,” Kuzmic says.

“My stomach has the distressed shabby chic look, and I didn’t even have to take a sander to it — just natural wear and tear. My stomach is like an antique piece that should be up in a museum…[It] is unique, no one has the exact same pattern of stretch marks that I do, it’s like a fingerprint, a snowflake — one of a kind.”

Just like how men so often take having a scar as a badge of honor, according to Kuzmic, women need to start seeing their stretch marks as a celebration of womanhood. “People spend a lot of money on tattoos commemorating their special occasions, but my stomach is just one giant commemoration of my children’s births,” Kuzmic says.

Watch Kuzmic share her thoughts on why there is nothing to be embarrassed about when it comes to stretch marks below!

Totally agree with Kuzmic’s messages? Make sure to SHARE this with the women in your life who are beautiful stretch marks be damned.

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