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

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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
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.