Theres nothing wrong with instagram likes, posed photos, or scrolling through facebook.
There’s nothing wrong with liking the way your body looks or editing your photo. There is nothing wrong with social media or wanting a large following. There’s nothing wrong with promoting products online, sharing your highlight reel, or spending hours instagram stalking.
And just what if…what if… Instead of seeing “likes”, we saw a brief representation of our online impact. What if posing for photos helped us accurately represent what we want to express? What if scrolling was done with intention rather than to “switch off and numb out”.
What if loving the way your body looked in a photo and wanting to share that was a form of self love, rather than self validation? What if editing was for creativity and expression. What if social media was an amazing platform to impact hundreds or thousands of people, a way to connect with humans around the world. To express yourself, to find your tribe whom perhaps you never would have found. What if wanting a big ass following actually meant wanting to impact a shit load of people, to inspire, to empower, to connect. What if more of us saw our following as an opportunity to talk about something bigger than ourselves. What if we share our highlight reel, but also get raw AF and share that too? What if spending hours Instagram stalking was productive, and we built connections with game changers worldwide.
What if, instead of judging the humans on the other end of the screen, we reframe what social media means to us, what social media is for, and we focus on how WE want to show up, impact, and change the game. What if it starts with YOU?
Words adapted from the ever inspiring @kaitlin.howitt
Social media has had such a positive impact on my life and Kaitlin's words really resonated with me. Of course I see the negative effects too but maybe if we all viewed social media in this way it could just be an outlet of creativity, human connection, and real change. What's your social media impact? How does it align with the world you'd like to see?