People have been criticizing the media for giving people unrealistic standards of beauty for years. Social media has been adding to this problem letting people earn approval and disapproval for their looks by posting pictures and being constantly exposed to pictures of photoshopped models and celebrities. Studies are now showing teens are more likely to develop body image issues and connect their self-worth to their appearance. This is effecting both boys and girls and only seems to be getting worse the more we are all connected to each other.
Anna Victoria showed everyone what camera angles and filters can really do. Straight on her instagram with over one million followers she posted a side by side comparison of flattering vs. unflattering angles. Perhaps we need more people like her to set an example and help people realize the differences between real life and manipulated photographs.
Me 1% of the time vs. 99% of the time. And I love both photos equally. Good or bad angles don't change your worth ❤️ I recently came across an article talking about how one woman stated she refuses to accept her flaws, because she doesn't see them as flaws at all. I LOVED that because it sends such a powerful message that our belly rolls, cellulite, stretch marks are nothing to apologize for, to be ashamed of, or to be obsessed with getting rid of! As I'm getting older, I have cellulite and stretch marks that aren't going away, and I welcome them. They represent a life fully lived (for 28 years so far :)) and a healthy life and body at that. How can I be mad at my body for perfectly normal "flaws"? This body is strong, can run miles, can lift and squat and push and pull weight around, and it's happy not just because of how it looks, but because of how it feels. So when you approach your journey, I want you to remember these things: I will not punish my body I will fuel it I will challenge it AND I will love it 💗💗💗 If you're following my page, you're a part of helping me spread this message and creating this movement – thank you. #fbggirls #realstagram www.annavictoria.com/guides