The Pressure of Social Media, Society and "fitting in". After some lovely comments at the weekend about my honesty on Instagram, I want to show what you can do to yourself using an app I've found that is genuinely horrifying. .
The left photo is me, no filter or edits. I never edit any of my photos apart from brightening the photo and usually use the Valencia filter. I never make any adjustments to my actual body. On the right, after using the app this morning I have made myself taller, slimmer, curvier, bigger eyes, slimmer neck and face, widened my shoulders, gotten rid of eye bags, spots, cellulite and made myself that waist I've always been looking for. .
Some of the tools on this app are honestly disturbing. There is a double eyelid remover and you can change your race. I only made minor adjustments here but if I didn't put up the original photo, I could've easily gotten away with the right photo being the real me if I wanted to. How on earth is any teenager or young person supposed to have any self confidence if this is the type of shit they are up against. Some people are genuinely luckily enough to actually look like the photo on the right. I'd love to say "I love myself in the left photo, I would never want to look like the edited photo", but the sad thing is, I've now looked at my original photo and personally feel like I don't even look like I go to the gym. So if it's made me feel like than I can't imagine how younger people feel comparing themselves each day to people on social media. .
I hope that this post makes people realise there is a lot of fake shit on Instagram, and it is nice to have a few people that keep it really. Absolutely crazy stuff exists on the Internet and maybe id have a bigger, better, successful business if I edited all my photos to be like the one on the right but if you stay true to yourself it'll always stand to you 💜 Hope my younger brothers and sisters get to see this post and anyone feeling the pressure of social media - even us older ones with a bit of a following feel it too 💛
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