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French Blogger Shares The Same Photo Twice To Make A Point About Body Acceptance

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Fitness blogger Louise Aubery has over 96,000 followers on Instagram and in one summer post, she surprised everyone with her honesty. The French student at the University of California, Berkley, shared a side-by-side photo of herself on Instagram with the aim to promote body positivity. The same picture was shown with different comments about her body, and it teaches women not to be cruel when labeling flaws on their bodies. The photo went viral with more than 13,000 likes and the Internet had so much to say about it.

As you are well-aware, it is common practice to share the best of yourself on social media, especially on Instagram. Aubery, however, tried to change that and challenged people to break this habit.

The fitness blogger’s idea is to embrace one’s natural looks. Aubrey didn’t mean to be judgemental at all, but wanted for all people to “learn not to be so harsh on ourselves.”

⚡️ I am guilty. I am here to always be completely honest, because I feel social medias need more of it. | As much as I preach self love and truly made some progress accepting myself, there is something I really struggle with : pictures. . . Whenever I see a picture of me, the first things which catches my eyes are my FLAWS. I always see what is wrong. “Too close”. “My nose appears too big.” “My legs look too white”. “I look terrible” This is usually what follows when someone show me a picture they took of me. . . YET, I really do not look at people’s flaws first when I look at a picture of someone else ! On the contrary, I tend to focus on their assets. . . So why not do the same with yourself ? We really need to learn not to be so harsh on ourselves. It is not healthy. I am going to work on it, and I hope you will too. 💛 _____________________________________ ⚡️ Je plaide coupable. Vous savez que l’honnêteté est une valeur que je chérie; et je trouve que ca manque sur les réseaux sociaux. | Malgré que je prêche l’acceptance et l’amour de soi et que j’ai fait de réels progrès sur le sujet, il y a quelque chose avec lequel j’ai toujours beaucoup de mal : les photos. . . A chaque fois que je vois une photo de moi, tout ce que je vois en premier sont mes défauts. Je vois toujours ce qui ne va PAS. “Trop proche” “Mon nez paraît trop gros” “J’ai l’air trop blanche” “Supprime” : ce sont généralement mes premières réactions après avoir vu une photo de moi. . . Pourtant, ce n’est pas du tout comme ça que je réagis quand je vois une photo de quelqu’un d’autre ! Au contraire, j’ai plutôt tendance à voir leurs atouts . . Alors pourquoi ne l’applique-t-on pas à nous-même ? On doit vraiment apprendre à ne pas être aussi dur envers soi-même. Ce n’est pas sain. Je vais travailler dessus, et j’espère que vous aussi. 💛

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The left side of the image reflects what she believes others notice. This includes a “big smile, long legs, and strong butt.” The right side, on the other hand, points out everything she labels as flaws.

“As much as I preach self-love and truly made some progress accepting myself, there is something I really struggle with: pictures,” Aubery wrote. “Whenever I see a picture of me, the first things which catches my eyes are my FLAWS. I always see what is wrong.”

In the post, she continued by questioning why doesn’t she focus more on her “assets” instead.

“I really do not look at people’s flaws first when I look at a picture of someone else! On the contrary, I tend to focus on their assets,” she said. “So why not do the same with yourself?”

The caption ended with a motivational call to action: “I am going to work on it, and I hope you will too,” she said.

Many of her followers supported her and praised her for her honesty.

“This post is so important! Thank you for sharing,” one Instagrammer wrote. Another one said, “There’s no such thing as perfect but beauty really comes from within no matter what! Love this post.”

🌟 Smiling because…. … I wake up everyday & work towards my goal … I live in a wonderful city … I am surrounded by amazing people … & I am probably thinking about my next meal 🙃🙃🙃 The point is, there are SO MANY reasons to smile and yet we always tend to focus on what’s wrong. It is so easy to forget about the positive. Next time you’re having a negative thought, replace it with a positive one, you’ll see how powerful it is 💫 _______________________________________ 🌟 Je suis souriante parce que: … Je me réveille chaque jour & je travaille pour accomplir mes objectifs … J’habite dans une ville incroyable … Je suis entourée de personnes géniales …. & Je pense probablement à mon prochain repas 🙃🙃🙃 Le point que j’essaie de faire est qu’on a TELLEMENT de raisons de sourire chaque jour, et pourtant on se concentre trop sur le négatif. C’est facile d’oublier le positif. La prochaine fois que vous avez une pensée négative, remplacez là par une pensée positive, vous constaterez à quel point c’est puissant 💫

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In an interview with Metro.co.uk, Aubery was quoted as saying: “the mind is what can help us most. We underestimate our ability to send it signals and influence our behavior… I created this post because I feel social media platforms are not quite what they could be and should be — i.e. a tool to promote empowerment.”

Here‘s how a couple was body-shamed after posting pictures on social media.

Source: thisisinsider

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