Stretch marks, scars, and even menstruation are all things women are routinely told to hide, but one Barcelona-based artist is turning these supposed flaws into beautiful new ways to appreciate the female body.


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21-year-old Cinta Tort Cartró, who goes by the pen name Zinteta on social media, does it all with rainbow paint and glitter. Her colourful depictions of stretch marks, period blood, and the female anatomy aim to foster self-love in the hearts of girls who may feel ashamed of their bodies. Cartró’s creative awakening was inspired by her own difficult path to self-love, which makes the message of her work all the more powerful.

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

Experience this amazing project for yourself below, and tell us what you think in the comments.

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Spanish artist Cinta Tort Cartró is using rainbow paint to change the way women see their bodily ‘imperfections’

She beautifies stretch marks, periods, and other things women are routinely made to feel ashamed of

Inspired by her own difficult path to self-love, Cartró promotes the acceptance of our bodies, flaws and all

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

Her message is largely resounding with the Internet audience, especially other women

Some people, however… Well, they didn’t quite get what she was trying to say

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