Life has a way of changing us, not just our personalities, but also our bodies. We bear scars, wrinkles, scrapes and bruises – all of which are proof that we are living our lives and experiencing the world around us.

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In a society where people are hypercritical about their bodies and the way they are viewed, it is no wonder we struggle as a society to wear our marks with pride.

[REWIND: A BEAUTIFUL BODY CELEBRATES MOTHERS AND THEIR UN-PHOTOSHOPPED BEAUTY]

Two mothers decided to change all that. After having  a conversation on how childbirth changed their bodies, they decided they were going to embrace the change instead of concealing it. So they started @loveyourlines, an Instagram account that encourages women to celebrate their bodies, show their stretch marks, and be proud of what they have accomplished.

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Photos are submitted by women around the world, along with a short inspiring story of their personal relationship with the lines on their bodies. They range from stories of pregnancy to stories of overcoming grave illnesses. This was a way to show society the acceptance and resilience they have about their bodies.

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To see their inspiring photographs, and read their incredible stories, click here.

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