It seems that each time I look back at myself in the mirror,

I find something new. ⁠

Stretch marks, dark lines, scars that won't fade away.⁠

The texture of my skin feels different.⁠

Why are we only forgiving of ourselves when it comes to pregnancy?⁠

Each new change tells a story. 

Like a tattoo, each mark is a story. 

Our bodies are a reflection of the life we lived.⁠

I challenge you to be gentle.

What is the most recent thing you noticed on your body?