Model mum embraces stretch marks to inspire others

She gave birth to her son five years ago

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A determined mother has launched an online campaign to inspire women to embrace their stretch marks.

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Striving to be a swimsuit model all her life, Talmesha Jones, from San Antonio, Texas, struggled to accept her post-baby stretch marks when she gave birth to her only son, Chase, five years ago.

Talmesha's confidence was at an all-time low – often receiving abuse online, she would refuse to look at herself in the mirror.

But when best friend, Johnathan Benton, convinced her to take part in a photo-shoot for the first time since giving birth, Talmesha decided enough was enough and that her stretch marks actually made her unique and special.