Woman's Account Shows Side-by-Side Photos of Instagram vs. Reality

In a world where it's so easy to create a persona online, one woman is dedicated to showing how easy it is to fake it. She shows side-by-side photos of Instagram vs reality and it's shocking how crazy posture/lighting/angles are!

Instagram vs reality 🌿 I used to feel like I was the only one who would compare my body to those on Instagram. I would constantly look at these pictures and felt like I wasn't good enough. But I was comparing my everyday body to all the "perfect" posed pictures on Instagram. It was silly that I thought that I wasn’t normal. But the thing is, the smallest changes in position, lighting, flexing make us look so different. Don’t let ‘bad photos’ make you think you aren’t worthy or make you think less of yourself. Learn to laugh at these ‘bad’ photos. Learn to realise that they aren’t actually bad photos, because you shouldn’t view any aspect of how your body looks as ‘bad’. Don’t let society make you think you aren’t worthy because you don’t look like airbrushed, photoshopped, or posed people we see all over media. You can’t compare yourself to that because they are not an accurate representation of how bodies look 24/7. You are living for yourself. Nobody else. There is no need to constantly feel pressured to impress other people, be yourself and be proud of yourself. Because your uniqueness is so beautiful. 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ Swimsuit: @kiraswim . . . #bodypositive #nobodyshame #loveyourbody #selfesteem #selfacceptance #stopcomparing #thankyourbody #youareworthit #youareunique

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Instagram vs reality 👙🌿 I used to always lay in specific way to avoid looking “bigger”. Years ago I thought that if I had abs my tummy would be flat all the time. But that’s not true at all, in reality we all have tummy fat. Our tummies bunch together, make rolls, our skin bends. We all have different bodies. Don’t let the way you feel about your body stop you from enjoying yourself. Don’t let your insecurities stop you from making memories. Cause in a few years you want to think back and remember all the fun you had with your friends and not think about the fact that you left early because you didn’t feel good about yourself or because someone took a “bad” photo of you. Next time you feel this way remember that you are your own worst critic. Our bodies look different in different positions. Neither is worse than the other just because one isn’t glorified on media. Your body is normal. Your body is worthy. You do not need to change yourself. You are absolutely amazing the way you are 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #embracethesquish #youareworthy #bodypositive #stopcomparing #bikinibodies #effyourbeautystandards #bodyimage #loveyourbody #bodyacceptance

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You’re stronger than you think🌿 I was going to make a post about Instagram vs reality again but since my scoliosis scar was so visible in this I thought why not talk about that since I never really do. When I found out I had to have surgery when I was 13 I thought my life would never be good again. It was scary news to get as a 13 year old. But now, most days I don’t even think about the fact that my spine is covered in titanium. But when I do, I remember that I’ve overcome so much. It makes me realise that when we’re going through tough times it seems like we’ll never get over them. But we forget about all the past difficulties we’ve already overcome. We forget how strong we really are. No matter how tough things are, we have to know we can get past these tough times and keep trying no matter how many times we fall down and think we can’t get up. It doesn’t matter if that means you have to take a different route or take longer than others. We all have different lives and face life differently. We all have our own struggles. There is no one way to live life or a guideline to life. You are not a failure. You are not less worthy. Live life your way. Don’t compare yourself because we are all different 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #strongerthanyesterday #mentalbreakdown #notgivingup #bodylove #scoliosis #embracediversity #worthy #toughtimes

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What is healthy? 🌿 Lately I’ve been getting comments saying things like: “You’re fat, workout. You wouldn’t have this problem if you worked out. You’re not healthy. Don’t spread an unhealthy message.” I’m not annoyed by these comments, I just wanted to share this to show that that’s not always the case!! I’ve been working out for almost 3 years. Healthy is different on everyone. You can have abs and still have tummy fat. You can workout for 3 years and look like you haven’t worked out ever! But why does it even matter? Why is appearance judged so harshly? Why does the way you look even matter? Why is society so fixated looks? We all have different bodies. There is no one size fits all with health and happiness. We put so much stress into how we look that we sometimes forget about what makes us happy. Live life so that you’re at your happiest and enjoying life to the fullest. Don’t let others dictate how you feel about your body. Your body does not define you. Your size does not define you. 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #stopbodyshaming #livelifetothefullest #dietsdontwork #effyourbeautystandards #nowrongway #bopowarrior

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