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This Artist Turns Stretch Marks And Other ‘Flaws’ Into Art To Promote Self-Acceptance

Her activism is inspiring women to embrace their bodies and the natural processes many are ashamed of.

Because the people who appear on the covers of magazines and debut on television oftentimes wear layers of makeup and are afterward photoshopped, the masses are made to feel as if their own bodies are imperfect when comparing themselves to celebrities. Not only is this damaging to one’s self-esteem, it is the fuel which is driving consumerism and unsustainable habits.

Tired of seeing women, especially, degrade themselves for having stretch marks, wrinkles and other “flaws,” 21-year-old activist and artist Cinta Tort Cartró — who goes by the pen name Zinteta on social media — decided to transform supposed imperfections on the female body into works of art.

Using rainbow paint and glitter, she created colorful depictions of period blood, stretch marks and the female anatomy to foster self-love in the hearts of women and young girls who may feel poor about themselves due to natural functions they have no control over. Her ultimate goal is to inspire a new appreciation for the female body, relays Bored Panda.

“Stretch marks are part of our essence, our moments, our lives, our stories and us,” Cartró wrote on Instagram. “To accept all this is to accept your roots, your history, everything in it and, after all, accept yourself.”

This Spanish artist is using rainbow glitter and paint to transform supposed “flaws” into art

Credit: Zinteta

Credit: Zinteta

Zinteta beautifies stretch marks, periods and other “imperfections” women routinely feel ashamed of

Credit: Zinteta

Credit: Zinteta

She was inspired by her own difficult path to self-love

Credit: Zinteta

Credit: Zinteta

“To accept all this is to accept your roots, your history, everything in it and, after all, accept yourself”

Credit: Zinteta

Credit: Zinteta

Credit: Zinteta

Unsurprisingly, her message has resounded with women everywhere

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