Show Your Scars…..Warrior Style

Society wants you to hate your scars, but I want you to love them!

There are tons of products online that are made for the sole purpose of removing scars. I’m not going to lie, I have tried most of them, and then one day I said, what the hell am I doing?
I have thrown away hundreds and hundreds of dollars trying to get rid of something that I should be proud of.

I let comedians make me feel horrible about my stretch marks. We are always the butt of every joke. I have heard a countless number of “comedians” say something along the lines of, “you know it’s time to go home if a stripper with stretch marks comes out to the stage”.
I always think they have a lot of nerve because it’s always the men that are hard on the eyes speaking this foolishness.

When I had my first baby, I would rub this cocoa buttercream that was supposed to prevent stretch marks. It did the job until I reached the last three weeks of my pregnancy, and my daughter decided to jump to 10 pounds. My poor belly couldn’t take it anymore!
And there I saw my first three stretch marks, and I cried like a big baby. My husband felt so bad for me, and he kept saying it’s going to be okay. I promise.

But he lied!

It wasn’t okay, and then they got worse. Three grew into six, and six grew into about 20. After I reached 20, I became light-headed and stopped counting. It was clearly out of my control. My baby had a mind of its own and refused to stop growing.

That stupid cream had failed me.

Nothing on that bottle said anything about, not working if you have a baby the size of KING KONG! I thought about writing the company and letting them read a few choice words, but my husband talked me down.

After I had my baby, I saw one commercial after another explaining to women that they can feel sexy again by using a particular product. Because, of course, you can’t possibly feel sexy if you have stretch marks… right?

Of course, you can!

Do you know how many women have them?

And not all stretch marks are due to pregnancies but from plain old weight gain. More women than not have them somewhere on their bodies. But only the bold and proud ones are willing to show you where. I love every mark on my body and will never allow society to tell me how to feel about myself.

I’m a woman with scars, and I’m not afraid to show them!

Are you?

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!


33 Replies to “Show Your Scars…..Warrior Style”

  1. I love my long scar on the back of my left leg. It is a reminder that a fantastic Italian surgeon allowed me to walk again with an unusual tendon repair surgery. I also have lots of stretch marks from deviating from 130 to 200 lbs. Great post!

  2. I have a scar on the left side of my face. It’s me, can’t change it and if people would view me as less of a person, to hell with them.

  3. Still working on it! I love seeing posts like this.. it really helps knowing you’re not alone and that your fears don’t define who you are!

  4. Yes! I was a teensy thing when my first baby came along, and she was huge, a ten-pound lunker. I wept when I saw the stretch marks all over my belly, though everyone kept assuring me they’d go away—eventually. But along came babies #2 and #3, the last one being the biggest of all, and I swore I would never wear a swimsuit again. The stretch marks didn’t stop at my abdomen, they went down to my thighs and up over my breasts. It wasn’t until I was much older I learned to appreciate my body for its strength and health, and realized the scars were from a life well lived.

    But this line—“I always think they have a lot of nerve because it’s always the men that are hard on the eyes speaking this foolishness”—had me and the stretch marks shaking with laughter. Thank you for this post! I think every woman dealing with scars, inside and out, needs to read it.

    1. Awwww you made me so happy!!! I can relate to this so much. My 1st born was 10 lbs too. I am so proud of you for living every mark in your body. Just shows how strong we are. And yes a life well lived. Love that!!
      I’m so happy you enjoyed this post and honored that I made you laugh😂

  5. Scars are a part of who we are. And, loving all of ourselves, all the “good” and “bad” is needed and necessary. Lovely post, Belladonna. ❤️

    1. You are worth everyone one of them. In fact I’m proud of them. It’s proof that you are here because of me♥️😑 Proud mom for life!!!!

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