Milly Smith publicó en su Instragam una clase práctica de cómo mostrar nuestro cuerpo de la manera que queremos y no como es en realidad. Se trata de algo muy sencillo que pudo demostrar con apenas dos fotos.
En la primera de ellas viste un soutien y unas medias negras al tiempo que muestra los músculos de su brazo. Su postura general y como calza la ropa hace que se luzca con una silueta más definida. En la segunda foto, usa el mismo soutien pero cambia las medias por un bikini, pone sus manos en la cadera y relaja su estómago.
Same girl, same day, same time. 〰 With a camera angle and clothing I can change my body into something that society would deem more acceptable than the photo on the right. 〰 Recently insta was voted as the most damaging app to body image/self esteem. That's not ok. 〰 The media constantly wants us to be more filtered, more posed, more flexed. Making us ashamed, afraid and resentful of our bodies, our natural vessel. 〰 We compare ourselves to these images of posed, strategically taken photos. Comparing yourself is a thief of your joy/self love and even more so when you're comparing aesthetics to images that aren't reality. 〰 Both these photos are beautiful . Both these photos are worthy. However only one of these photos is truly me, comfortable and naturally loving myself… 〰 Get rid of accounts that make you feel negative, get rid of people in your life that don't make you feel happy, loved and beautiful. Don't let an all ruin your life. 💜💛💜
Milly explicó que ambas fotos fueron tomadas el mismo día con pocos minutos de diferencia. El truco está en el ángulo de cámara. Para ella, Instagram es una app que atenta contra el autoestima y en el mismo sentido aseguró que los medios de comunicación colaboran a que nos sintamos avergonzados de nuestro propio cuerpo.
“Ambas fotos son hermosas. Ambas fotos son dignas. Sin embargo, sólo en una de estas fotos estoy verdaderamente yo, cómoda y, naturalmente, amándome”, concluyó.
Su mensaje se viralizó y recogió el apoyo de muchos que ahora republican sus numerosos posteos al respecto del mismo tema. Te mostramos algunas de esas publicaciones:
I used to think my posed body made me more… Worthy of love. Worthy of happiness. Worthy of a good life. Worthy of friends. Worthy of self love. . I hoped and wished for my body to look forever 'posed' my glorious stomach sucked in, my boobs forever perky, my back forever arched, booty forever popping. . I've slowly come to acknowledge that HEY my body is damn beautiful at all angles, unflexed, unposed, unfiltered, just raw and natural me is enough and JUST AS WORTHY!!! . We get an 'idealistic' image of what we 'should' look like forced onto us daily. Images of slim, white, 'healthy', able bodied, toned, blemish/scar free etc etc etc and we desire and wish to look that way because… well, why?!? . WHY DO WE LET THEM UNDER OUR PERFECT SKIN!!!! NAHHH BOO. . You are perfect. You're perfect if you never looked toned. You are perfect if your body doesn't change in different angles. You're perfect if it does. Your perfect regardless of ANY aesthetic differences… You're just BOMB AF and NOONE can change that! . . Jeez for those speculating my tattoo is diff because I was facing the other damn way so I flipped the pic… Lordy! ITS A MIRRORED PHOTO LOOK AT THE TEXT ON THE TOP
When was the last time you were FEEELING YO SELF? Like really just LOVING and embracing who you are? . If you even have to think about it then it's too damn long. Its too much of a damn waste to not appreciate and embrace your glorious body every second! . I know I know… it's not always possible to see past the demons but know that every waking second there is a Sassy beautiful queen inside of you begging to be let out and embraced!!! . EMBRACE YOURSELF EMBRACE WHAT SOCIETIES SEES AS FLAWS EMBRACE EVERY BUMP AND CURVE. LOVE YA DAMN SELF. 💜
👏🏻YOUR BODY CHANGES AS YOU MOVE👏🏽 Literally just breathing in and out on this photo. . Our bodies aren't a posed still frame, they are an ocean of never ending ripple and movements. . What you see online is manipulated to.. 😓Fit a mould 😓To appear slimmer 😓To appear more worthy (No part of your body makes you less worthy btw) . ITS NOT REAL! In fact 99% of images you see are total BS!! Edited. Filtered. Photoshopped. Posed. Sucked in. Angles. . 👏🏿STOP COMPARING AND START LIVING👏🏽 . We are perfect as we are at every single angle! We are perfect in every pose. We are perfect whatever weight. We are perfect whatever shape. . 💜💛💜💛
Body con stuff used to be a no go for me… hugely! NOW…(well most the time; id be lying if I said somedays it isn't super triggering ) I feel great in it!! 🌸🌸🌸 Clothes that cling to you or are restricting can be very hard and triggering, I used to hate the way it would cling to my squish, cling to my bloat and show the shape of my body that I thought was awfully unsightly. 🌸🌸🌸 I wish I SO WISH I could give my younger self the mindset I have now, I wish I could tell her that her body was beautiful and worthy of love, I wish I could show her just how bloody beautiful she is! 🌸🌸🌸 So I will honour my younger self daily by doing the things I never allowed her to! Wearing tight fitting things was one of those. 🌸🌸🌸 What can you do to push yourself and step outside your comfort zone? 🌸🌸🌸
This year I will wear my legs out with pride. Scars, cellulite and all. 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 I have thighs that don't always fit in jeans. I have thighs that are decorated with self harm scars. I have thighs with cellulite. I have thighs that are pale and red. I have thighs that touch and rub. I have thighs that are muscley. I have thighs with spots and blemishes. I have thighs with hair and blocked pores. I have thighs that squat and deadlift. I have thighs that have many stretchmarks. I have thighs that have walked me through life. All of these things are ME, wonderful and beautiful in their own right despite what I've been taught to think. 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 I WONT BE ASHAMED OF YOU ANYMORE AND IM SORRY THAT I EVER WAS. 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛
I WENT JEANS SHOPPING! I haven't been shopping for jeans, tried them on in store, got the correct size and loved them in NEVER! NEVER HAS THAT HAPPENED. 〰 I went after a lovely big pizza lunch with a lovely food baby and grabbed the size larger than my jeans at home as they're too small now (which is perfectly okay!) and faced the changing rooms with Eli as my cheerleader! 〰 This would have not been possible a few months ago before this account. ITS POSSIBLE TO CHANGE YOUR MIND SET. 〰 Clothes shopping was my nemesis, WAS! I'm slowly but surely telling it to suck it👊🏻👏🏻❤
When you feel cute af 🌼🌸🌺 〰 I binged last night. STILL CUTE AF. I feel hella bloated and plop. STILL CUTE AF. Disordered thoughts are creeping today about food. STILL CUTE AF. I've gone up a dress size. STILL CUTE AF. I've had barely any sleep. STILL CUTE AF. 👏🏻👏🏽👏🏿👏🏾 〰 Whatever, whenever, wherever… I will always be beautiful, worthy of respect, worthy of love, valid, cute af, amazing and special NO IFS NO BUTS.❤️👏🏻👊🏾 SAME APPLIES FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU! ❤️ Ps. Check out my new YouTube vid link in bio 🌸❤️