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Anonymous

July 15, 2006

Hi! I’m not pregnant… yet ;)

it’s something i’m aiming for, but i just wanted to share what someone said that by some miracle completely changed my view of my body.

I was at an old hangout playing music when I overheard a GUY say to one of my friends that he thinks stretchmarks on women are one of the most beautiful things in the world. He said that so many people go out and spend money trying to get tattoos or piercing to try and represent something while at the same time so many women carry these battle scars of growth and maternity. Its something that nature gives women almost like a right of passage to be carried proudly like tribal markings and for this he thinks they are beautiful.

I pretty much cried.

Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful project, coming from a young woman who already has growth scars and will probably get birth scars as well. And wanted to let all the women out there know that at LEAST one man recognizes our marks of womanhood.

Thanks
(i’ll probably be back in the not too distant future with my own photos)

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4 Responses to “Anonymous”

  1. Birth Junkie Says:
    July 15th, 2006 at 9:37 pm

    I’m a guy and I completely agree. I’ve been saying this too but not nearly as eloquently. Thanks for sharing and giving me something better to say!

  2. WifeyToMorpheus Says:
    July 16th, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    I agree with what you said as well. I can relate to what you’re referring to. I, too, have growth scars that before I read this blog page I thought to be really embarrassing. Now that I see all of these pictures, I realize that mine really aren’t so bad after all. I really appreciate the mothers who got up the courage to share because it’s not easy. You’ve all had to overcome a lot and I commend you all. God Bless you.From an aspiring future mommy. ;-)

  3. theharrisons Says:
    July 17th, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    My husband calls them “urban tribal birthing scars” and he says they are beautiful – which really does help. But in the times when I’m alone with the mirror, or trying on new clothes, it still hurts and bothers me. I have tried every diet, joined the gym and gone every day without fail, and still can’t lose the weight. I’ve had my thyroid checked. No dice. I’m just never going to be skinny again. Thank you for this site. I will come here when I’m upset.-k

  4. Lacey Says:
    February 21st, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    Honey, If you arent married. YOU should’ve grabbed onto him, LOL ! thats has to be the best way I have ever heard it said, thats beautiful. Makes me PROUD of mine :)

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