Mother Celebrates Her 'Glitter Stripe' Stretch Marks With Her Daughter In The Most Positive Way

An American mother has just explained how much power we have as women in shaping the way future generations celebrate and love their bodies and it's the body-positive message we all need right now.

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Whether it's the dimples on an inner thigh, the scar of a caesarean section or the muffin top over a pair of skinny jeans, the way mothers talk about their bodies has an immeasurable impact on their sons' and daughters' thinkings about beauty ideals and perfection.

And that's why one mother's social media post explaining the stretch marks on her body to her daughter has gone viral, given its positive celebration of one of the human body's many physical momentos of a fruitful life.

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Last week, body positivity campaigner and mother-of-two, Allison Kimmey, shared a picture of herself with her daughter to Instagram and Facebook along with a frank and honest discussion about a recent conversation she had with her daughter during a trip to the beach.

Pointing to her mother's stomach, Kimmey's daughter asked her: 'Why is your tummy big mama?' To which she replied matter of factly: 'Those are my stretch marks.'

After examining them closely, her daughter questioned where the marks had come from.

In response to her daughter's natural inquisitiveness, Kimmey explained: 'Well, when I was a little older than you, I got some stripes when I grew really fast! And some of these stripes are from when I had you growing in my tummy.'

After looking at them again, she added: 'They are shiny and sparkly, aren't they?'

Intrigued and seemingly inspired by the lines on her mother's stomach, the daughter replied: 'Yes, I like this one the best, it's so glittery. When can I get some?'

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'Oh, you will get your glitter stripes when you get a little older baby,' Allison responded.

Within a few days, the post received over 24,000 likes on Instagram and 30,000 on Facebook thanks to the mother's inventive and adorable way of instilling body-positivity and self-love in her child.

Urging other mothers to take the same initiative and focus on speaking positively about their bodies in front of their children instead of criticizing their lumps and bumps, Kimmey signed off the post: 'It matters how we talk to our daughters about our bodies. They are listening. They are asking.

I am her compass. And she is my true north.

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'And it is up to YOU to help them shape how they will feel about these things! Will you continue the shame that society has placed on you? Or will you teach her a new way of love?' she concluded.

It matters how we talk to our daughters about our bodies. They are listening.

Living in Florida and indulging in frequent beach days with her children, Kinney's Instagram page is full of images of herself confidently posing in a bikini and sharing messages of body positivity to her 57,000 followers.

However, it appears this particular post has struck a chord with thousands of social media users across the globe, inspiring parents to speak openly to their children about their bodies and the changes their children will inevitably go through as they grow up.

Kimmey's post comes a month after actress Blake Lively spoke out about the importance of making her daughters understand the true meaning of beauty, with or without Hollywood glamour.

WHAT IF YOU COULD learn to love yourself and find the freedom that only comes from being unapologetically confident just as you are RIGHT NOW...without waiting to lose weight, make more money or change your relationship status in order to start truly living? I began my self love journey in 2014 and it took me 2 years of failing forward to arrive at a place where I felt really AMAZING in my body, in my mind, and in my soul. I found the resources I could find, I followed the people I wanted to be like, and I figured the rest out on my own- with a LOT of trial and error (and wasted $$) That was HARD. And I only WISH there would have been someone to hold my hand through the process along with a small intimate environment that I could have immersed myself in to get the knowledge and support to take the next steps toward loving myself AND find strength in a supportive community of like-minded women. That's why I knew that the only way to find an easy to follow and interactive life changing experience PLUS an environment that would provide REAL change and REAL support and REAL sisterhood---I would have to create it myself. So I did! 💕And that is how the Self Love Lab eCource + private community was born. It's a 6 week compilation of the BEST tools I have used personally to gain confidence, self love, and a desire to live my best life every day along with ONE YEAR of support for results with staying power. It's the perfect mix of exclusivity meets collective. An invaluable community of women supporting women. And the chance you've been waiting for to get the support to step into the woman you have been LONGING to be! It's MAGIC! 💕I know how intimidating it is to get started. I know how hard it is to justify spending money on yourself. I know how hard it is to find support. And I know how hard it is to make lasting change. Unfortunately I can only take 1% of you on this journey with me, so this is by INVITATION ONLY! If this resonated with you and had you saying HELL YES!!! Then I invite you to head to the link in my profile and fill out an application! You're seeing this for a reason babe! It's time! Just do you Xoxo Allie

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In an interview with Refinery29, the mother-of-two revealed she doesn't want her two-year-old, James, and four-month-old, Ines, growing up thinking perfection is the ideal.

'For me, it's important for my daughters to know that it's not real life. They're seeing me dressed up in all this hair and makeup, but they also see me without that. I want them to see both sides, because there is never just one side,' she revealed.

Here's to the women like Blake and Alison who are helping educate young girls about true beauty.

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