Instagram is a place of opportunities for artists. The platform is mostly leveraged by models and fitness bloggers who have built an empire of followers on this pictorial social media site. These models suggest through their beautiful pictures clicked at the exotic places about how to get lighter skin, pose for yoga, what to eat, what not to eat and how to stay healthy. But beneath this shiny veneer lies the harsh reality.
An Instagram blogger, Cheesie King addresses this issue to uncover the reality and encourages people to come out 'real' without Photoshopped pictures to celebrate 'body positivity'. To do this, she takes a picture in two different poses (Instagram vs Real) to reveal the difference.
"THIS IS ME. IT IS MY BODY
All that she cared about back then was having the leanest body possible.
She often mentions that:
"Even at my smallest, when I was training the most & eating the least, I just wanted to cover up my body because it wasn't my idea of 'perfect'."
"Now my priority is to be happy & comfortable in my skin, & today I appreciate my body & what it does for me. We were not made to be Barbie dolls who look insanely good 24/7, we were made to be human & we should all be allowed to feel insanely good 24/7. Come at me keyboard warriors, you can say what you want, but nothing will knock me down."
She's on a mission to help women have body confidence and love themselves the way they are. Through these 'edited vs real' pictures, she tries to help them understand that all those flattering pictures are nothing but a lie.
Chessie shares, if we listen to everyone and change ourselves according to them, we'd be monsters. Whether you have 23 followers or 3 million, you should not react or deal with the regular hate online.
Both the pictures you see above are not edited. Chessie writes, "Neither of these photos is edited or photoshopped, same bottom two completely different angles."
So, she keeps on taking a dig at such bullies and fake models who manipulate their poses in pictures and use editing tools to mislead their followers.
Not only models, but we're all guilty of trying pose in a manner that'd make our body look more adorable and acceptable according to untold-unofficial social media norms. And that's okay until and unless bad pictures do not affect our self-confidence.
The only way is to love yourself the way you are.
That's all, folks!