Why #CelluliteSaturday Is the Best Thing That's Happened on Instagram in a While


Textile, Joint, Human leg, Chest, Thigh, Wrist, Font, Trunk, Muscle, Black,
Textile, Joint, Human leg, Chest, Thigh, Wrist, Font, Trunk, Muscle, Black,
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Don't get us wrong, we love scrolling through Instagram for celebrity selfies and tag-your-BFF memes as much as the next user, but we love the platform most when it's inspiring change. And leading the latest social awareness charge is Kenzie Brenna, a 26-year-old body positive activist who is recovering from body dysmorphic disorder.

Brenna started #CelluliteSaturday a few months ago as a way of reminding women what real images, with real un-Photoshopped bodies look like.

"[I'm] offering up my #realbody, unedited, unfiltered for you to look at, for trolls to rip apart," she wrote in caption with a side-by-side image of her body edited and non-edited. "[It's] 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.👏"

Amen, girl. Amen.

Since Brenna began posting, #CelluliteSatuday has been gaining momentum with a slew of women proudly uploading images of their own un-retouched bodies. See more of Brenna's badass posts, as well as others using the powerful hashtag below.

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Lauren Valenti is Vogue’s former senior beauty editor. Her work has also appeared on ELLE.com, MarieClaire.com, and in In Style. She graduated with a liberal arts degree from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, with a concentration on Culture and Media Studies and a minor in Journalism.