Mara Brock Akil put it all out there on Instagram with a candid photo of her stretch marks-ladened six pack.
The television producing powerhouse is most known for creating some of our favorite relatable (and messy) Black women characters for shows like Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, and recently Love Is on OWN.
On Thursday, she unabashedly gave us a close up look at abs, wearing a bright orange bikini while on vacation in Laos—imperfections be damned.
She wrote in a caption: “And to think I used to hide this body because of these beautiful #stretchmarks. They tell my story. He told me they were beautiful.”
And beautiful they are, sis!
If the “land of Mara” is where one can embrace her real body, her natural beauty, and feel proud to be a Black woman, then we would like to go there.
What story does your stretch marks tell?