Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet and take everything with a grain of salt. That’s the rule when it comes to pictures that people post on social media daily. They all look like they have impeccable bodies, but we all know that nobody is perfect and flawless, except for maybe Beyonce. And not even her.
If you are a woman, chances are you feel pressured to look beautiful. But everyone has a different definition of beautiful. Some women dislike the fact that they have cellulite or stretch marks, but you should know that you are not defined by it and you shouldn’t lose any sleep over it. Most women have it and it’s totally fine. Or that extra belly fat after eating too much unhealthy food.
Nowadays, many of women experience body shaming and have an inner battle to look perfect. What we need is to learn to embrace others exactly as they are and embrace ourselves exactly as we are. But that might be difficult in a time where the perfect selfie validates your self-worth and almost everything is retouched or Photoshopped. Social media has a big impact on body confidence. More than half of women have admitted that they have altered or edited their pictures in some way before posting, despite the fact that it may be wrong. Especially when magazines are doing the same with models or actors.
These 23 pictures, courtesy of 9gag, will show you how the right angle, a piece of clothes or position can make all the difference. They show the realistic and the unrealistic side of what the society expects our body to look like. But remember the most important thing is to feel comfortable in your all skin and not let anyone tell you how you are “supposed” to look like.
And these 23 girls you’re about to see show that photos can deceive. Which is nothing when you consider how important it is that you love your own body, gurl. Enjoy.