Woman Posts Side-By-Side Photos To Show How Social Media Can Be Deceiving

In today’s society, it is quite difficult to keep up with what society refers to as ‘beauty and body standards’. All it takes is a scroll down Instagram and you will see people who decide to give off their unsolicited opinion on everyone’s looks. “Too thin, too fat, ass too big, ass too small, too this, too that.” There are so many people out there who post flattering pictures of their physique, and some of them manage to deceive us.

However, we also have those body positivity advocates whose goals are to help women see beauty in all types of bodies. One of them is Louise Aubrey, a body positivity activist who has taken on to show the reality behind those images we see on social media. And she managed to do this by posting side by side pictures of her body, telling us that the reality between what pictures we take and which ones we really different.

 

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Louise showed us that posture and the angle we take the picture from can completely transform the way our body looks. She posted two pictures of herself, in one of them she was ‘posing’ while in the other, she was relaxed.

She captioned the photo and it reads as follows:

You cannot understand, you have a perfect body. Yes, I workout. Yes, I eat healthy. No, I do not have a perfect body. And you know why? Because I stopped looking for it. When I started working out, I had these crazy expectations on the body I hoped / wanted to get.

She, then continued, saying:

Finally, I will get a thigh gap, a flat stomach, and no more cellulite !! Because that’s how a healthy body is perceived. Because people make you think is it not normal to have it. But you know what? It is. Yes, I still store fat on my stomach. Yes, I still have cellulite. And yes, I am still healthy. Remember one thing : your body is NOT the enemy”

And the rest of Louise’s posts are dedicated to proving that you can have abs and eat dessert too…

 

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She doesn’t stop herself from eating anything.

 

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And she looks better than ever.

 

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Croissant? Yes, please.

 

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I love how honest she is with her followers.

 

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She decided to have her cake, and eat it too.

 

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When she first joined the gym, she had set herself some goals which she thought were of most-vital importance to achieve. However, when she got where she wanted, she began to question herself. She stated:

When you achieve the body you want, and you realise it doesn’t make you any happier, you realise there is so much more that comes into play — like truly accepting your body.

Now Louise feels good because she has finally learned to love her body the way it deserves to. She also comments on the fact how social media sets unreachable standards, saying:

I get that we all want to show ourselves in the best light on social media. But I feel like it’s necessary to show the ‘normal’ and even ‘bad’ light to help deconstruct the unreachable standards that have been set by social media.

So, please stay true to yourselves and don’t compete with anyone. Your body is yours and yours only, love it, cherish it.

 

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Source: VT