I’m sensitive about my thighs. I’ve written about struggles that girls with big thighs go through. I’ve even written a body positive post about things girls with big things need to stop doing, like avoiding wearing shorts or assuming that thick thighs can only save lives if they’re super toned. And while I’m slowly but surely becoming more accepting of the jiggle of my thigh fat, I’m still working towards becoming even more confident about them.
But when it comes to body confidence, it’s important to remember that self-consciousness isn’t just about the size. There are folks out there who don’t have to worry about having big thighs, but are ultra sensitive about how prominent their stretch marks are. There are others with thighs that are covered in self-harm scars. That’s why I love that hashtag #thighreading, started by Twitter user princess_labia (great name, by the way), who just happened to notice that the stretch marks on her thighs reminded her of palm reading.
palm readings <<<< thigh readings pic.twitter.com/eaXBcVO7HX
— EMO SLUT (@princess_labia) July 20, 2015
She encouraged other users to show off their thighs, too. I noticed a flurry of thighs fill my timeline over the past few days, and now I’m tempted to join in the action, too! NGL. Thighs, whether they tell a story or not, are something that none of us should be ashamed of. So if you feel some kind of way about yours, check out these 17 empowering #thighreading tweets.
TW: Self-harm and eating disorder mentions.
1. So here for this.
— stoop kid (@kayleighisweird) July 27, 2015
2. Eff body shaming, especially when we’re doing it to ourselves!
— Emily (@cubbycake101) July 27, 2015
3. Empowerment and recovery can often go hand in hand.
— bagelprincess (@bagelprincess) July 21, 2015
4. Some marks are full of character.
— Mimi Boyle (@mimiboylewrites) July 26, 2015
5. For all you athletes out there…and/or bug bite haters.
— Sarah Almeda (@tehshmarah) July 26, 2015
6. Power to the jiggle!
— ~~~ (@duhbluh) July 25, 2015
7. Beyond powerful. Wow.
— me (@Erika_I_Swerika) July 27, 2015
8. Proof that body positivity represents all sorts of stories
— PrettyMiki (@MikayleMaree) July 26, 2015
9. Show your stripes!
— lil blue dev (@bummermaid) July 21, 2015
10. It’s seriously time to stop thinking that big thighs can’t be beautiful.
— Elsa (@Luvinmiami) July 26, 2015
11. “Love it all.”
— bby clit (@notcliona) July 21, 2015
12. Haters all the way to the left.
— Aubrey (@omg_fries) July 26, 2015
13. Progress and bravery.
— ☆KEEG☆ (@BlRDDAD) July 27, 2015
14. This is a work in progress for many of us, but a good reminder all the same.
— Venice Queen (@Gundams_Waifu) July 23, 2015
15. Reppin team birth mark.
— VᎧᎿᎤñᎥᏣᏌ (@Veronicunt) July 27, 2015
16. Remember to own it.
— frankie loves louis (@PUNKAFHALSEY) July 21, 2015
17. Whenever people act like Twitter hashtags are petty…think of this.
— Jenny Hansen (@makes_cakes) July 27, 2015
Are you self-conscious about stretch marks or scars? Have you grown more body positive after seeing so many online campaigns about body positivity? Tell us in the comments!