A British model has shared a photo of her cellulite on Instagram to show "it's nothing to be ashamed of" and that it's "bloody natural".
Model and body positive activist Charli Howard, who's signed to agency Muse NYC in the U.S., talked about the pressure she felt at school to not have 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," writes Howard on Instagram.
"Whenever I opened magazines, the models and celebrities I saw didn't have cellulite either - and if they did, they were shamed in the tabloids because of it, or knocked off their perch by nasty journalists who probably have it themselves. (Note: fuck you.)" Howard continues.
As a result of this, Howard says she felt her cellulite was "shameful" and "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," she says.
Howard says her cellulite isn't her favourite part of her body, but she knows it doesn't make her feel any less ugly, nor is it something she feels embarrassed about: "In the words of my old pal Kendrick Lamar, "Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks."