Real moms share photos of their post-baby bodies

It seems that there has never been a time when humans weren't obsessed with how the human body should look. Fat, thin, curvy - there has always been some standard that people (but especially women) are held to.

An inspiring Instagram account which started in August of 2014 is aiming to encourage all women (not only mothers) to embrace their bodies and learn to love them exactly as they are right now. There is no fat shaming and no hatred allowed. Comments are moderated and those who leave negative comments are deleted and blocked.

LoveYourLines has more than 100,000 followers and they have a strict no hatred policy which encourages real women to send in photos of their scarred and stretch mark-covered bodies and tell their story. It's beautiful and awe-inspiring to read the stories of self love these women have to share.

The slogan that LoveYourLines lives by says: "Celebrating real women, real bodies and real self love". Because there are worse things in the world that being fat and/or having scars and stretch marks. Spread the love!

Take a look at a few of the submitted photos and read the stories of these real women.

"When I turned 13 my mother began being extremely emotionally, verbally and physically abusive towards me. Every morning when I was getting ready for school she would come into my room and tell me how fat and ugly I was. I dealt with that for 5 years until I turned 18 and left her and my hometown behind. I found a great guy who loved me for me and my self esteem started to climb even though I was 5'2 and weighed 155lbs he still loved me for me. Then in June of 2012 I found out I was pregnant, I had lost 2 babies prior. I was terrified. Around 34 weeks my first mark appeared and it shattered me. And every day more and more appeared. I gave birth on March 11, 2013 to my amazing beautiful baby boy. I weighed in at 185 and by October of 2013 I was down to 110lbs thanks to severe post partum depression and anxiety and two hospitalizations due to PPD. It wrecked my body and my self esteem. I always wanted to be "skinny" but now I realize how shallow I was. Beauty is not only on the outside. After finding #loveyourlines I began to embrace my body, this is me, take it or leave it. I'm a strong woman who has been through so much in such a little time. I'm learning still to totally love my body and myself but I'm getting there. Thank you to everyone who has posted on this page. You inspire me to love me no matter what. Much love!" Submitted by @Mommymisfits

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