Are you ready to embrace your thighbrows?
While social media has made it easy to compare ourselves to others, it has also made it possible for women to embrace each other and spread body positivity.
From nicknaming her love handles "side butts" to telling herself positive statements every day in the mirror, the model Ashley Graham is using social media to spread body positivity.
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The model strongly believes that how you use your language to describe your body, shapes your self confidence.
To embrace her thigh crease, the 30-year-old model has given it a body-positive nickname, thighbrows, creating a viral trend.
Now women across the country are spreading body positivity by embracing their thighbrows on social media, but what does that mean?
What are thighbrows?
On Tuesday’s episode of America’s Next Top Model, Graham revealed her body-positive nickname when she praised one of the contestants thighbrows in an underwear photo shoot.
The fellow judge, Tyra Banks, didn’t know the word and asked confused "what’s a thighbrow?"
To explain, Graham immediately put her leg on the judge’s table, lifted her skirt, and revealed the crease on her upper thigh.
"This is a thighbrow," Graham said.
"Oh, it’s like a brow," Banks told Graham while stroking her thigh.
Technically, the word isn’t new. It first received attention back in 2015, but Ashley Graham and Tyra Banks are bringing thighbrows back, creating the viral hashtag #thighbrows.
The hashtag is created to inspire women to both accept and embrace the roll of skin over the top of our thighs, especially when sitting or bending forward.
The purpose is also to end other trending, but unhealthy hashtags like #thighgap and #slimspo.
"Women on social media should support each other and embrace their bodies in a healthy way," Graham said in the episode of America's Next Top Model.
We couldn’t agree more.
Women embracing their thighbrows on social media
Since Graham’s post went viral, more than 12,000 women have shared thighbrow pictures.
The social media trend has shifted from the “thigh gap” to the “thigh brow”. Social media and body trends put so much stress on girls. If the thigh brow was the trend when I was a high school girl, I would have saved myself a swimming pool of tears. Sadly, it wasn’t. It would have been impossible for me to fit the thigh gap trend in a healthy way. Just like some girls struggle trying to fit this one. Don’t change your body to fit a trend. Love your body through all of the trends.? #selflove#thighbrow#thighgap#loveyourself#gym#diet#girlswholift#npc#npcfigure#girlswithmuscle#muscle#flex#booty#but#fitgirl#fit#gym#gymrat#train#trainhard#workout#exercise#lift#girlswholift
"The social media trend has shifted from the 'thigh gap' to the 'thigh brow.' If the thigh brow was the trend when I was a high school girl, I would have saved myself a swimming pool of tears."
your body did it's best today. it woke you up and slid you out of bed, carried you through the ups and downs and listened with kindness as you cursed & praised it. • . after a long day of exposing it to wind and rain, toxins, stress and the judgement of others... I hope you take even a minute to appreciate your body every 24 hours. • . sometimes our thoughts and feelings on positive body image and self care are the only acts of kindness our bodies truly know. there is some truth in having to teach others how to fully appreciate, respect and worship your body. • . it starts with you. let these practices visit your body often.? #truthbombtuesday #thighbrow
"Sometimes our thoughts and feelings on positive body image and self-care are the only acts of kindness our bodies truly know. There is some truth in having to teach others how to fully appreciate, respect, and worship your body. It starts with you. Let these practices visit your body often,"
While Graham didn’t create the term thighbrows, the model brought it to attention again, inspiring thousands of women to embrace their bodies.
It’s time to stop worrying about the thigh gap and embrace thighbrows.
We want to live in a world where women love their bodies, and this is definitely a step in the right direction.