Self-Love Blogger Shows How Easy It Is To Lie About Your Body On Social Media

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If you are following Facebook, Instagram and other social media and haven’t been living under a rock, you can see that people are constantly trying to look perfect, from their makeup to their bodies – they’ll do absolutely anything to look flawless. This false and negative perception of how men and women should look like is constantly influencing young people. And criticism happens every day. ‘Your stomach is so big,’ or ‘She needs to lose some weight,’ are sentences we read every single day. And the sad truth is that people are crafty at hiding their normal body feature. Instead, they are giving us a false one, which, as it turns out, is very easy to achieve nowadays. 24-year-old Milly Smith is giving the world a wake-up notification with her parallel pictures of her hiding and revealing her imperfections. This self-love blogger is so body confident that she inspires many women from around the world to stop faking it!

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This Instagrammer shows you that it’s easy to change the way your body looks without any fancy filters. For that purpose, she has uploaded several images to the social networking site showcasing how posture and clothing can eliminate curves or highlight other body parts. The self-described “body positive bad ass momma” posted side-by-side shots of herself to prove that.

Same girl, same day, same time. 〰 With a camera angle and clothing I can change my body into something that society would deem more acceptable than the photo on the right. 〰 Recently insta was voted as the most damaging app to body image/self esteem. That’s not ok. 〰 The media constantly wants us to be more filtered, more posed, more flexed. Making us ashamed, afraid and resentful of our bodies, our natural vessel. 〰 We compare ourselves to these images of posed, strategically taken photos. Comparing yourself is a thief of your joy/self love and even more so when you’re comparing aesthetics to images that aren’t reality. 〰 Both these photos are beautiful . Both these photos are worthy. However only one of these photos is truly me, comfortable and naturally loving myself… 〰 Get rid of accounts that make you feel negative, get rid of people in your life that don’t make you feel happy, loved and beautiful. Don’t let an all ruin your life. 💜💛💜

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The young woman’s post reads: “Same girl, same day, same time. With a camera angle and clothing, I can change my body into something that society would deem more acceptable than the photo on the right.”

“The media constantly wants us to be more filtered, more posed, more flexed. Making us ashamed, afraid and resentful of our bodies, our natural vessel.

“Both these photos are beautiful. Both these photos are worthy. However only one of these photos is truly me, comfortable and naturally loving myself.”

In another post, she comments how her cellulite, bald spot, scars, big thighs, ‘less than perky boobs’, spots and stretch marks make up who she truly is. None of those things will define whether she is pretty or not.

Smith, who has over 140,000 followers, wrote in the post: “Recently insta was voted as the most damaging app to body image/self-esteem. That’s not ok. The media constantly wants us to be more filtered, more posed, more flexed. Making us ashamed, afraid and resentful of our bodies, our natural vessel. We compare ourselves to these images of posed, strategically taken photos. Comparing yourself is a thief of your joy/self-love and even more so when you’re comparing aesthetics to images that aren’t reality.”

She is not the only woman doing this. Anna Victoria wanted to highlight how different angles can really make a difference when you’re taking a selfie.

This is what she wrote on Instagram: “Me 1% of the time vs. 99% of the time. And I love both photos equally. Good or bad angles don’t change your worth.

Me 1% of the time vs. 99% of the time. And I love both photos equally. Good or bad angles don’t change your worth ❤️ I recently came across an article talking about how one woman stated she refuses to accept her flaws, because she doesn’t see them as flaws at all. I LOVED that because it sends such a powerful message that our belly rolls, cellulite, stretch marks are nothing to apologize for, to be ashamed of, or to be obsessed with getting rid of! As I’m getting older, I have cellulite and stretch marks that aren’t going away, and I welcome them. They represent a life fully lived (for 28 years so far :)) and a healthy life and body at that. How can I be mad at my body for perfectly normal “flaws”? This body is strong, can run miles, can lift and squat and push and pull weight around, and it’s happy not just because of how it looks, but because of how it feels. So when you approach your journey, I want you to remember these things: I will not punish my body I will fuel it I will challenge it AND I will love it 💗💗💗 If you’re following my page, you’re a part of helping me spread this message and creating this movement – thank you. #fbggirls #realstagram www.annavictoria.com/guides

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In her other posts, she explains that accepting your body is completely normal and there is nothing to be ashamed of. And she has received tons of supportive feedback.

“I’ve had some beautiful feedback,” Smith tells PEOPLE. “It keeps me strong and reminds me why I do this account! One quote which stuck with me was ‘thank you for inspiring us to be ourselves’. We are made to feel so ashamed of ourselves, our natural bodies and that’s not okay.”

It’s great that many women are raising questions about body appearance on the social media, as fake representation has become a habit.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Milly Smith
Source:ladbible

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