Uudessa Instagram-trendissä naisia kehotetaan lauantaisin julkaisemaan kuvia selluliitistaan.

Muhkurainen appelsiini-iho, selluliitti, on tuttua melkein jokaiselle naiselle; 93 prosentilla naisista on sitä ja lähes yhtä monet haluavat siitä eroon. Harvassa ovat luultavasti myös he, joilla tulisi mieleen julkaista kuvia omasta selluliitistaan sosiaalisessa mediassa, mutta juuri tähän pyritään uudessa Instagram-trendissä.

#CelluliteSaturday eli selluliittilauantai on kanadalaisen kehoaktivisti ja vloggaaja Kenzie Brennan idea.

#cellulitesaturday? Can that be a thing? Last time I posted a picture of me TRYING to embrace a part of my body that I have been trying to change forever, 2 things happened. 1. A lot of women and even a few men came forward and said amazinggggg things like "thanks, your dope I need this, I NEED to see more of this, I WANT to see more of this, keep doing what you're doing, yes to normal bodies, etc." the incredible comments kept going, of people sharing their own struggles with trying to accept their bodies, to some women who don't even have cellulite embracing my body – THAT my friends is what this bopo community is all about. 2. Second thing that happened was obviously, the opposite. "Disgusting, gross, cellulite is not healthy, don't encourage kids or women to be unhealthy, nasty, wtf, if you exercise or rub cream or do-this-thing-that-makes-no-sense it will help you get rid of it" that shit went on, in my DM's and in the public comments. I am not going to sit here and write to you what cellulite is, what it ISN'T or try to bang it into your head that yes, my dear friends "thin + healthy + fit" women also have cellulite, I am going to let you do your own research. You have google and you have can DM if you want to have a CONVERSATION exchanging opinions, facts and resources to help us BRIDGE gaps instead of create bigger ones. I exercise 5x a week, I will murder you at cardio (my cardiovascular system is off the hizzy), I foam roll, I do yoga, I stretch, I eat my greens and I drink over a gallon of water every day. I used to use creams, I used to dry brush, I got massages and considered surgery. SO, don't tell me that I have to be more fit, more healthy, more this, more that, don't tell me to try your cream or that I need to create more blood flow to the places where my cellulite exists. Cause bish, I got chu. Been there done that. My friends, my cellulite is here to stay. And I am fucking okay with that. #bodyacceptance #celluliteyoualrite #namaslay #thisiswhatfitlookslike #embracethesquish #mesosquishy #mermaidthighs #iamallwoman #tbcr

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Instagram-trendin tarkoitus on, että naiset jakaisivat kuvan selluliitistaan joka lauantai auttaakseen tekemään selluliitista normaalin, hyväksytyn asian.

Yah yah. This sucked. Last night @nourishandeat reminded me that "you can't spell cellulite without 'u lit.'" ✨ Made me laughhhh, but so much easier to say/think than to actually do it. I don't think I have ever seen cellulite in the media, I'm sure it exists somewhere but I haven't ever seen it. How tf am I supposed to accept anything when I've never seen it in the culture around me? That's why posting this type of shit is SO important. Because I don't want my daughter or future generations to grow up without normal bodies, I don't want them to question their self worth because they never saw squishy, muscular, thin, curvy and all the between that bodies are. ☝☝☝☝☝ That's why me being uncomfortable posting this is important. Change is important and it's uncomfortable and sometimes it sucks, but it's fucking necessary to end hate. ✨ #CELL #U #LIT #CELLULITEYOUALRITE #celluliteshinebright #nomorewordsrhymewithcellulite #recoverywins #beautyisnotgeneric #stopbodyshame #beautybeyondsize #iamallwoman #pizzasisters4lyfe #cellulitesaturday

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Vaikka selluliitti on yleistä – sekä lääkäreiden mukaan täysin normaalia – ja sitä on kaiken kokoisilla, muotoisilla ja painoisilla naisilla, jopa huippumalleilla, rohkaistaan tästä huolimatta monia naisia peittämään tai hankkiutumaan eroon selluliitista, mikä saa monet tuntemaan olonsa epävarmaksi sen suhteen. Brenna haluaakin Instagram-hashtagillaan muuttaa tämän.

”En näe monien tyttöjen omaksuvan selluliittiaan, jota tiedän niin monilla meistä olevan”, 26-vuotias Brenna sanoi SELF:lle.

”Ajattelin selluliittilauantain olevan suloinen pieni slogan laitettavaksi kuvaan minusta näyttämässä, että minulla on selluliittia”, hän jatkoi.

”Käyn salilla viidesti viikossa ja noudatan tasapainoista ruokavaliota, silti minulla on selluliittia ja haluan näyttää sen muille. Saatan tuntea oloni epämukavaksi sen suhteen, mutta minulla on selluliittia ja koetan parhaani mukaan hyväksyä sen”, Brenna lisäsi.

HAPPY SATURDAY MORNING ☀️ It's also #cellulitesaturday, I realize I didn't post one last week. But I sorta wanna try to make it a thing. The word cellulite still makes me cringe. It still makes me wanna run and hide and not come out and I have somehow lipsuctioned it out of me or try to dry brush it into the dark places of the universe. That's really not the fucking case. The only way to get rid of cellulite is to lose overall fat. With overall fatloss, your body may lose fat in the areas that you have celluli- AND HERES THE JOOCEY PART, YOUR BODY MAY ALSO ✨NOT✨ LOSE FAT FROM THOSE AREAS. Because we cannot spot reduce (stop it, we can't, pls don't comment and say you can I'll just delete you misinforming people) you can't pick or choose whether or not you are a person who can reduce your appearance of cellulite. Notice how I said appearance. Appearance because cellulite LITERALLY translates to the appearance of fat cells. And because we will forever have fat cells at some percentage or another, for women (and some men,) you can't really avoid this baby. We all have it to some degree or another. It's not an indication of health or fitness level or self worth. ITS A COSMETIC "ISSUE." It's just a thing our bodies do. It's just a thing our bodies do. It's just a fucking thing our bodies do. It's that simple. And the beauty industry capitalizes on it. Imagine if a unicorn was chopping off its horn because it's culture says so. We would tell that beautiful unicorn that it's bananas for doing something like that. No. Just no. Like I said in my previous cellulite posts, it's difficult for me to accept, but I eat my greens, I drink my water, I foam roll, I'm at the gym 5x a week, I have Epsom salt baths, I've dry brushed, got "cellulite massages", tried creams and considered getting surgery. So don't tell me a way to "fix it." I'm over it #celluliteacceptance #endbodyshame #thisiswhatfitlookslike #boldandbeautiful

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SELF:n mukaan Brennalla oli ennen tapana käyttää tunteja ja lukuisia eri tapoja yrittääkseen saada appelsiini-ihonsa katoamaan. Lopulta hän päätti hyväksyä sen sen sijaan, että taistelisi sitä vastaan.

”Siitä hashtag syntyi. Olin, että ’Olen niin kyllästynyt tuntemaan kuin minun täytyisi päästä eroon osasta kehoani. Aion vain rentoutua hetkeksi ja hyväksyä itseni sellaisena kuin olen – etenkin kun olen terve'”, hän kertoi.

Ensimmäisen #CelluliteSaturday-kuvan julkaiseminen jännitti, mutta sen saama reaktio teki siitä sen arvoista. SELF:n mukaan Brenna on saanut viestejä ihmisiltä, jotka ovat kertoneet Brennan kuvan auttaneen heitä hyväksymään vartalonsa ja hashtag on innostanut jo muitakin julkaisemaan omia kuvia selluliitistaan.

Simply amazing! Stay fierce gorgeous! Thanks for supporting the #selfiesforselflove movement from @josie_landry #Repost @deegetsstronger with @repostapp ・・・ Second curvalicious cellulite post, in honor of @omgkenzieee's #cellulitesaturday's (woop woop!!!!) and her attempt to spread awareness of the shame our society has brought onto our bodies There's no shame in having squishy bits on your body, or having those same squishy bits move whenever you do. There's no shame in embracing and loving yourself, or spreading that love to others. There's no shame in participating in activities that "aren't meant for your body type". There's no shame in wearing whatever the fuck you feel most confident in. Shame is for the people who put others down for the sole sake of feeling better about themselves. For the media outlets and public figures, who would rather endorse a product that is profitable to them, than use their high positions to spread positivity and love to their audience. And for the ignorant minds who will tell you that self love is not in itself an act of spreading love to others. Health is not defined by one particular shape or size. Health is not cellulite creams/low-carb breads/fat-free yogurts/waist trainers/detox tees/fad diets/2 week ab programs/body wraps OR ANY OTHER LOAD OF CRAP THE MEDIA TRIES TO SELL YOU. Health is being aware of your body's needs – giving it rest, challenging it, nourishing it, and most of all, being able to truly call it home.

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Outtake turned favorite shot for #cellulitesaturday hosted by my girl @omgkenzieee . She shared some seriously eye opening statistics this morning about the epidemic that is body image distortion plaguing our young people. I find so much value and passion in my work with young teen girls, teaching them the foundations of self love so that they don't wait until they're 30+ to start discovering how amazing they are with my nonprofit @girlphoria . We can make a difference by creating an open environment to talk about the expectations and the realities. I don't put bathing suits on and flaunt my body for attention or validation. I do it for the young girls and women trying to find someone that looks like them in a sea of photo shopped bodies. In short- body diversity. Representation of all the different ways you can look with emphasis that there is no right or wrong way. This is why you'll find me sharing the parts of me that make me uncomfortable. So that I can provide peace for just one girl that she is worthy, cellulite and all. As always babes, just do you! Xoxo Allie

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SELF:n mukaan Brennan toive Instagram-trendinsä suhteen on se, että yhä useammat naiset hyväksyvät selluliittinsa ja eivät anna sille valtaa.

”Selluliitti ei ole osoitus terveydestä ja se ole osoitus omasta arvosta. Toivon, että kun ihmiset klikkaavat hashtagia, he tunnistavat selluliitin olevan osa kehoa, joka on täysin hyväksyttävää ja siitä ei tarvitse päästä eroon. Se on vain yksi puoli fyysisestä kehosta”, Brenna sanoi.

Alla on vielä inspiraatioksi muutama Brennan #CelluliteSaturday-julkaisu ja hänen julkaisujensa kuvatekstitkin kannattaa lukea – kuten myös artikkelin seassa olevien julkaisujen kuvatekstit.

Dear reader I hope you celebrate your body today. Especially the part that you haven't been saying nice things to all these years. Your body needs you. Love, Me Another edition of #cellulitesaturday. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ I can't truthfully say I love this part of my body yet, but I'm getting farther away from hating it. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Cellulite shouldn't be ruining your life or mine. Cellulite is little itty bitty fat cells that accumulate in places where your cute body says "yup, need some more of that over here!" It isn't a medical condition. It is a cosmetic personal issue that women have with themselves due to the overwhelming pressure our beauty culture has placed on having thin smooth young looking skin. What about all the gals that don't have thin smooth young looking skin? What if they don't fit in that standard? Fuck that. Rock yo body, in all its cuteness that it is. ❤️ #everyBODYisbeautiful #daretobedifferent #selflovejourney

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GOOD MORNINGGGG ✨☀️ So, today is #cellulitesaturday Let's talk stats ok? These are pretty wild to me. 42% of girls in grade 1-3 want to be thinner 78 fucking % of 17 year old girls are unhappy with their bodies "Teenage girls are more afraid of gaining weight then getting cancer, losing their parents or nuclear war." In 2013 the American Medical Association created a policy that really didn't go anywhere, stating that the effects of digitally altering images to impressionable youth were so harmful they cause HEALTH PROBLEMS. I'm not fucking making this shit up people. And did it do anything? Nope. That's why offering up my #realbody, unedited, unfiltered for you to look at, for trolls to rip apart, is important because we have LITERALLY FORGOTTEN WHAT REAL BODIES LOOK LIKE. To quote WIKIPEDIA "cellulite occurs in 80-90% of women, the prevailing medical condition is that it's 'merely the normal condition of many women.'" NORMAL. It's fucking NORMAL. With stats above it drives me so hard so that way my future daughters and sons grow up with more real images of bodies around them than I did. To pray their mental and physical health isn't as affected as mine was. #fuckyeahhhhh #thisbody #celluliteisokay #bodyconfidence #nobodyshame #recovery #bodyimage #bodyimageissues #cellulite

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IF YOU TRY TO SELL ME YOUR CELLULITE TREATMENT, I DON'T WANT IT. Now thats out of the way… This girl goes to the gym 4-5x a week. She weightlifts, includes cardio and plyometrics, she eats a personal well balanced diet and has for the last year. For those of you who comment and tell me "if you only lost ten pounds your cellulite would go away," without having researched my page to see I have lost over 50 pounds and yes my cellulite appear has reduced but it has not "gone away." Here are the stats again: 93% of women have cellulite. AND- You have a 90% chance of developing cellulite if you're a woman. If those stats don't make you feel at home and normal in your body I don't know what will We have made it a "COSMETIC issue" not an indication of health. This is straight from the doc's mouth, not mine. It has to do with a combination of genetics and hormones. Which you can really only fuck with to a certain extent. THE ONLY WAY TO REMOVE CELLULITE IS TO REMOVE FAT. Can you remove fat through a topical cream? By massaging it? By drinking green tea? By rubbing coconut oil on yourself? That's not how it works. Stop this misinformation right now. Cellulite is normal. And the beauty industry capitalizes on saying we need it removed. Again, I'm not going to shame a woman for trying to work to get rid of hers I completely understand and respect the decision to do so. This message isn't for her. This message is for women who crave acceptance, self love and want appreciation for their bodies as they exist right now. Also sorry for the dbl watermark, I saw some people using my photos and cropped out my name from them how nice! #cellulitesaturday #mermaidthighs #effyourbeautystandards #bodypositivity #nobodyshame #lovetheskinyourein #thisiswhatfitlookslike

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