#CelluliteSaturday is Our New Favorite Hashtag
~Body-positivity makes the cyber-world go round~
by Danielle Sinay
I’m queen of thigh-problems (as in, yes I’ve put deodorant on my inner-thighs to prevent chafing and may or may not have it on right now), but I love them just the same. Because I, and my thighs, are perfect just the way we are.
That’s why we’re so obsessed with #CelluliteSaturday, as it it serves as the much-needed reminder that that all bodies – and thighs – are beautiful. There’s no such thing as a “flaw” unless you make it so, and cellulite is sexy as long as you love it.
The legendary hashtag was created by body-positive activist and vlogger Kenzie Brenna, who opened up to SELF about the inspiration behind the cyber-sensation.
“I don’t see a lot of girls embracing their cellulite, which I know so many of us have,” Kenzie told SELF. ”I thought [#CelluliteSaturday] might be a cute little slogan to put on a picture of me showing that I have cellulite. Coming from a woman who goes to the gym five days out of the week and who eats a balanced diet, I still have cellulite and that’s something I want to show people.”
Kenzie has previously struggled with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), which led her to hate her cellulite and take drastic measures to combat it. She obsessively foam-rolled, salt-bathed, dry-massaged and applied anti-cellulite cream, but has since learned to embrace her body the way that it is.
And so: #CelluliteSaturday was born – a celebratory hashtag in honor of of cellulite, Saturdays, and beautiful women, like Kenzie, who proudly share their thighs with the world.
“[Cellulite] isn’t an indication of health, and it isn’t an indication of self-worth,” Kenzie concluded. “I hope that when people click on the hashtag, they recognize [cellulite] is a part of our bodies that can be totally acceptable and we don’t have to get rid of it. This is just another aspect of having a physical body.”
We couldn’t agree more, Kenzie. You’re an inspiration to us all.
(And my thighs so graciously thank you.)
Check out some of Kenzie’s gorgeous #CelluliteSaturday posts below!