Inspirational mum reveals why she loves her stretch marks: ‘Goddess tattoos’

An inspirational mum-of-five has opened up about why she loves her stretch marks, dubbing them 'goddess tattoos'

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by Kayleigh Dray |

Jenny G. Perry, 37, is a mum of five. And, after gaining and losing over 100 pounds, the inspirational mum has finally learned how to love her body - stretch marks and all.

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In a bid to convince other women to feel the same, Jenny penned a body-positive essay about embracing her imperfect shape on The Huffington Post.

"Regardless of anyone else's standards, I feel a responsibility to my daughters and even my sons to practice what I believe about loving our bodies completely. I have stretch marks and I'm sexy as hell," she writes.

"I define who I am. Why would stretch marks take away from my beauty or any other woman's? Nature's stripes, those lines on my body, are a map of where I've been and the road I've taken.

"Those magic marks lead to birth and the whole damn pregnancy thing is seriously magic. I mean... really, we make a human being in less than a year. It's a miracle.

"From here on out, they shall forever more be called goddess tattoos."

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She also has a pretty good way of looking at our FLAWS, too: "Fabulously Luscious Amazingly Wonderful Selves."

Preach on, sister!

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Jenny also went on to explain that people frequently say things to her like, 'You look great considering you've had five kids,' and, 'You're brave for wearing a bikini.'

Back-handed compliments, as we're sure many other mums will recognise.

No wonder Jenny has suggested that, rather than calling women brave for wearing certain clothing at a certain size, just tell them that they are simpy "beautiful."

As long as we keep perpetuating the idea of skinny, perfect bodies being the norm, women will continue to grow up hating their bodies.

As Jenny says, 'shame cannot live where love does. We really are all in this together, chickies, and never forget, you're a goddess'.

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