Kourtney Kardashian posting a photo of herself in a bikini, or much less, is nothing new. All one has to do is scroll through her Instagram account and see the reality star in all her glory. But Kourtney posed for a swimwear shoot—and it’s like nothing you’ve seen before, at least from a Kardashian.
For the first time in a long time, Kourtney earned all kinds of positive feedback and praise for a recent swimsuit shot that didn’t involving Photoshopping, editing or retouching her stretch marks. The photo, posted on page for her lifestyle brand, Poosh, showed Kourt looking glam in a Panama hat and chic sunglasses wearing a black high-cut one-piece with her stretch marks on display for all to see.
The comments were quick to pour in, from fans thanking her for not editing out her stretch marks, to enjoying seeing a real woman’s body and those simply stunned for finally getting “unedited stretch marks on a Kardashian.”
Wonder if Kourtney knew that one simple post was going to be so inspiring, even motivating one woman to write, “Those stretch marks are giving me life & helping me embrace mine. So gorg.”
This comment is one of about a thousand others, expressing the same happy sentiment. Kourtney read and heard the feedback and took to the comment herself, replying “I love my little stripes.” Heck, yeah. The mother of three—Mason, 9, Penelope, 7 and Reign 4—earned them.
While retouching pics is fairly synonymous with the KarJenners, Kourtney has long tried to be self-aware when it comes to the impact of self-love and acceptance—for her daughter, if no one else. She covered Cosmo back in 2016 and spoke about not saying the word “fat” around her daughter.
“There are so many conversations that we have without thinking the kids are listening,” she told the mag at the time. “I just don’t want to start getting anybody self-conscious. They say if a mother is confident about her body that the daughters are way more likely to not have eating disorders.”
We stan a body positive Kardashian.