In a culture rife with seemingly unattainable beauty standards and flagrant photoshopping, stretchmarks, cellulite, and hell, even menstruation are deemed as imperfections or worse, taboo. But 21-year-old Zintenta hopes to change—demolish—that.
Zinteta is the internet moniker of Cinta Tort Cartró, a Barcelona-based artist who’s making waves in the IG-sphere by turning stretch marks into glittery art works, making a relevant social commentary on self-love and body positivity in the process.
Cartró’s Instagram feed is inundated with snaps of woman-parts painted with glitter rainbows, neon lines, and pastel curves. This project is specifically aimed towards the de-stigmatization of aspects traditionally considered as flaws. In an interview with Yahoo Beauty, Cinta admitted that it was never her intention to go viral, “It all started as a form of expression, but it quickly turned into social commentary of the male-dominated culture we live in” the 21-year-old said.
But Zinteta refuses to stop there. The Spanish artist has also managed to cater to the dissolution of period-shaming and de-stigmatizing queer love through rainbow-splotched underwear and lesbian-themed artworks respectively. She told Yahoo, “I grew up feeling sometimes out of place. I’m tall and big, so it’s important for me to state in my art that everyone is beautiful and those ‘flaws’ are not that. They make us unique and special.”
Changing the way people talk about this stigmatization and society’s skewed sense of beauty and normalcy is Zinteta’s ultimate goal. You go, girl!