Girls... it’s time we had a little talk
It’s time for a little reality check... and a little reminder to stop taking social media so seriously. Your worth does not equate to the amount of likes and validation you receive from total strangers. The minute you start to realise this, is the minute you’ll view yourself in a far better light than you presently do.
If no one has told you already... you ARE pretty WITHOUT that filter, without those stupid flowers on your head... without that puppy tongue... without those cat ears... and certainly without those stupid leaves on your head... you are in fact just pretty being YOU.
I’m not sure if girls realise, but the more you post these photos, the more they become the norm, and the more it validates the underlying message that your natural self, your unfiltered self, is not good enough... and that is wrong.
It’s time to stop! It’s time we start to like and support those photos that show our friends in their best light, the real life, to start tackling the image problems and insecurities many girls come to me with, asking for advice.
Is there anything wrong with putting our best foot forward? NO not at all. However it is imperative that when we look in the mirror, we love and adore what we see. There is nothing wrong with posting an amazing picture a team of people and 5 hours to create... there’s nothing with posting an amazing picture that took you personally an hour of hair and makeup to create, or an amazing photo of you fresh out of bed in the morning.
You look beautiful in all versions of yourself. I work very hard to differentiate my work self, to my going out self, to normal myself at home or at the gym.
We all have flaws
I have botox
I have lip filler
I have hair extensions
I have eyelash extensions
I have fake nails
I have a solarium tan
I have wrinkles
I have scars
I have stretch marks
and I don’t need validation from anyone to know I OWN THIS SHIT!
We are all women, we are all the same... but let’s cut the crap on these stupid ass filters girls... because you are pretty enough just being you!
#fuckthefilters #youareprettyenough #realtalk #realitycheck #girlsempoweringgirls #selflove