The Good Place actress and beloved internet icon Jameela Jamil took to social media on April 1st to stand up for people of all different kind's natural skin.
On Instagram, Jamil wrote about how stretch marks were nothing to be ashamed of:
"Boob stretch marks are a normal, beautiful thing. I have stretch marks all over my body and I hereby rename them all Babe Marks. They are a sign my body dared to take up extra space in a society that demands our eternal thinness. They are my badge of honour for resisting society's weaponizing of the female form. ❤️ ps. My face is white because I wear spf 100 sunscreen like a boss. 🤓 PS. LOVE YOUR BROWN SKIN. I tan responsibly but I love to tan! I love to embrace and celebrate my heritage. This skin bleaching and whitening should be banned. It's inherently racist, classist and emotionally very damaging."
Jamil is sick of people feeling ashamed of their skin when all different kinds look beautiful!
Skin positivity. I’d also like to add to this, how much I love tanning my brilliant brown skin. The discrimination… https://t.co/4IIaBYWV8a— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@Jameela Jamil 🌈) 1554133812.0
She even came up with a new name for stretch marks: Babe Marks!
I call them my “Babe Marks.”— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@Jameela Jamil 🌈) 1554159748.0
Twitter loved her suggestion.
@jameelajamil petition to rename all stretch marks "babe marks" - who's with us?— Vagina Museum (@Vagina Museum) 1554134648.0
@jameelajamil God i love this. Babe marks are fierce!— Ami (@Ami) 1554220605.0
@jameelajamil I call mine girth marks x— Chabuddy G (@Chabuddy G) 1554160233.0
@CHABUDDYGEEZY Forever obsessed with you— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@Jameela Jamil 🌈) 1554160591.0
Many Twitter users felt comforted by Jamil's message.
@jameelajamil Oh my gosh you also have boob stretch marks. I thought that was just a me thing! Thank you Jameela 🥰— Katie (@Katie) 1554159374.0
@jameelajamil Thank you @jameelajamil for saying that. I’ve always been self conscious about the stretch marks on m… https://t.co/lJHFbit7W7— Carys Warren (@Carys Warren) 1554139391.0
@carysawarren @jameelajamil Stretch marks all over are so very common & normal. It’s amazing how easily we forget t… https://t.co/fhiYwqfXVg— Miriam Heddy‘s Tired Of Purity Politics🔥 (@Miriam Heddy‘s Tired Of Purity Politics🔥) 1554158976.0
Why be ashamed when you could be proud of your body?!
@jameelajamil I prefer to think of my stretch marks as tiger stripes! Some parts of my body grew faster than the sk… https://t.co/hI8ycG6BE5— Tara B (@Tara B) 1554160818.0
@jameelajamil I feel the same. I love laying in the sun with my brown skin. I love seeing my brown skin get browner… https://t.co/7ekAafOIkf— Ishena Robinson (@Ishena Robinson) 1554161294.0
@jameelajamil Hey you've pores too! Everyone has them!😁 Gotta tell the benches to make out the pores on a person's… https://t.co/HSmKfMIC4E— Arhita Sawant (@Arhita Sawant) 1554149572.0
Freckles aren't something to get rid of!
@jameelajamil Last week I went to get a facial and the owner of the spa told me she had a great product to get rid… https://t.co/ZnFPjtKRnq— Eliane Martínez (@Eliane Martínez) 1554134600.0
@jameelajamil Thank you. Used to cry at my cellulite but now just embrace it. ❤️ have previous used the shitty diet… https://t.co/wfdY6EpONg— AS 💌 (@AS 💌) 1554157074.0
People online were in love with Jamil for her bravery and frankness.
@jameelajamil As a Pakistani woman I just want to say I adore you. I wish I had you there to say these things when… https://t.co/uSOZlo4QFm— Aisha Saeed (@Aisha Saeed) 1554166592.0
@jameelajamil You are such a bloody joy. A pure and noble human. Top work.— Rt. Hon. Bison Sexhorn (@Rt. Hon. Bison Sexhorn) 1554145115.0
@jameelajamil Jameela I don't mean to be dramatic but I'm in love with you— evil mean green lesbian machine (@evil mean green lesbian machine) 1554134228.0
@jameelajamil you’re an icon— jon (@jon) 1554168783.0
All types of skin are beautiful, and there's no reason to be ashamed of the body you were born with.
Thanks for reminding us of that, Jameela!
@jameelajamil @AleishaDreams All skin is good skin, why do people try to lighten it or darken their skin. All we ne… https://t.co/Dx7VEmXGmL— DevIN! (@DevIN!) 1554150529.0
This isn't the first time Jameela spoke about body positivity. Jamil is always promoting self confidence and healthy habits, even battling with the Kardashians over their harmful weight loss endorsements.
Jameela Jamil is the role model we've all been waiting for!