Little by little, the internet is becoming a more body positive place to be — the most recent evidence being the #ThighReading hashtag that is trending on Twitter, where women are posting pictures of their stretch marks with pride. It all started when Twitter user @princess_labia released a tweet with the sentiment "palm readings <<<< thigh readings" along with a picture of her own thighs, and posted up a follow up tweet inviting other users to share theirs with her as well. With a resounding "hell yes," the Twitter-verse responded and replied with similarly awesome pictures of their own.
This is right on the heels of women sharing their stretch marks on Instagram with the hashtag #LoveYourLines (inspired by Chrissy Teigen posting a picture of her stretch marks on Instagram), so hopefully these viral movements will just keep rolling out from here. These trends are not only refreshing to see spike in our news feeds, but also incredibly meaningful for their impact on body positivity. The people sharing their stretch marks on social media are representative not just of the body types we generally see celebrated in widespread media, but of everyone else in between. Scrolling down these thigh pictures is, in the words of Liz Lemon, like "high fiving a million angels". You'll see your thighs, your mom's thighs, every thigh you've ever known and loved, and it's about darn time we all start loving ourselves for them as much as the people around us do.
Here is the original tweet from the Twitter user who started the campaign:
And here are some examples of the tweets that are gracing Twitter in the past day as a result:
If you want to be a part of the movement, all you gotta do is whip out your phone, take a killer thigh selfie, and BOOM. Get ex-thigh-ted, guys. Body positivity is here on Twitter to stay. (I, however, am about to be brutally murdered for that pun. See y'all.)