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British model Charli Howard has an inspiring message for anyone who needs a body-positive boost.

She posted a photo on Instagram and explained:

Despite the fact I speed walk everywhere, squat, run and occasionally do @pure_barre, I'm still left with cellulite.

I went to an all-girls' boarding school and really used to envy the girls in my class who seemingly had none, and whose bodies looked, to me, nothing less than perfect.

As a result, I felt like my cellulite was shameful, or an oddity. It wasn't until I got older and saw other women's bodies that I realised HOW BLOODY NATURAL IT IS. It's nothing to be ashamed of.

It's nothing to be ashamed of.

Your boyfriend isn't gonna care if you have it, and if he does, dump him for his mate. Just kidding (or am I?).

Don't get me wrong - my cellulite isn't my favourite part of my body, nor is it something I shout from the rooftops about.

But I know it doesn't make me any less ugly, or is something I need to feel embarrassed about.

 So don't let it make you feel that way, either! In the words of my old pal Kendrick Lamar, “Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks” 

She says we should also embrace stretch marks:

But it's not the only message Howard has to spread. She also explains why we shouldn't fixate on dress sizes:

H/T Mashable

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