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10 photos that embrace double chins, stretch marks and invisible illnesses, including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome


Body hair, stretch marks and double chins.

Rarely do these features conform to conventional standards of beauty. While the Internet can be a cruel and terrible place overrun with mean comments, there’s also a growing contingency of women redefining self-love. And they’re taking a stand against photoshopped-perfect photos.

We spoke to 10 instagrammers who’ve turned their accounts into safe havens for the body positivity movement, which isn’t limited to accepting physical appearances. There’s so much strength in embracing your diagnoses and illnesses, too.

When we asked them what feeling comfortable in your own skin looks like, one word stood out in their responses:

“Freedom”