Pour faire sa photo « Avant », elle décide d’enfiler un collant gainant qui sculpte instantanément sa silhouette et lui donne l’apparence d’un corps ferme, mince et sans défaut… Bref, un corps Instagram !
Same girl, same day, same time. ? Not a before and after. Not a weight loss transformation. Not a diet company promotion. ? I am comfortable with my body in both. Neither is more or less worthy. Neither makes me more or less of a human being. Neither invites degrading comments and neither invites sleezy words. ? We are so blinded to what a real unposed body looks like and blinded to what beauty is that people would find me less attractive within a 5 second pose switch! How insanely ridiculous is that!? ? I love taking these, it helps my mind so much with body dysmorphia and helps me rationalise my negative thoughts. ? Don’t compare, just live for you. There is no one on this planet who’s like you and that’s pretty damn amazing don’t ya think. The world doesn’t need another copy, it needs you. ? We are worthy, valid and powerful beyond measure ?? (If you don’t pull your tights up as high as possible are you really human?)
Et pour sa photo « Après », elle se contente de faire glisser ledit collant autour de sa taille pour montrer son ventre pas si plat que ça. A travers ce post Instagram « Avant/Après », elle souhaite faire passer un message fort :
« Je suis à l’aise avec mon corps dans les deux [photos] », dit-elle dans la légende du post. « Ni plus, ni moins fière. Ni plus, ni moins humaine… Nous sommes tellement obnubilés par l’image qu’on se fait du corps et aveuglés par le concept de beauté que les gens me trouveront tout de suite moins attirantes dans la seconde photo. Comme c’est ridicule!! ».
Ce n’est pas la première fois que cette jeune femme, souffrant de dépression, partage des photos de son corps. Au lieu de subir l’influence des réseaux sociaux, elle utilise ce même canal pour surmonter ses problèmes d’estime de soi et de déprime. Elle refuse de continuer à subir et encourage tout le monde à s’aimer et à respecter leur corps.
I’ve started to see beauty in things I was taught not to. ❤️ I see beauty in a genuine smile. I see beauty in wrinkles and laugh marks. I see beauty in raw unedited images. I see beauty in tummy rolls and back rolls. I see beauty in scars and stretch marks. I see beauty in blemishes and blotchy skin. I see beauty in fat, slim, able bodied, disabled, dark skin, transgender. I see beauty in not so perky boobs, scarred boobs, stretch marked boobs. I see beauty in cellulite, hair, smooth skin, bumpy skin. I see beauty in eyes, I see beauty in words, beauty in language and beauty in voices. ❤️ I realise how long I’ve been blinded to the beauty in the world, the beauty of myself. We’ve been taught to see certain things as undesirable- we weren’t born that way so I fully believe we can learn to think otherwise and see the true beauty in the world once again. ❤ Ignorance, health as propaganda, being a media driven society and stupid beauty ideals/standards have taken away our ability to see beauty in ourselves and others- it doesn’t have to be that way- it really doesn’t. ❤️ Every woman marching today has filled me with pride and humbled me to my core. Not a single one of them looks the same, not a single one of them is unworthy of love, they are all unique; beautifully different and perfectly ‘flawed’. I stand with women all over the world- we are valid, worthy and powerful beyond measure. ❤️
Elle n’hésite pas également à dénoncer l’utilisation d’applications modifiant l’apparence du corps. En 2 secondes, ladite application peut faire disparaître un embonpoint, la cellulite, des cuisses trop rondes ou une culotte de cheval.
La preuve en images !
THIS PHOTO HAS BEEN EDITED ON PURPOSE! 1 minute to do on a free app, my waist is smaller, muscles more defined, arms and thighs smaller and butt bigger. Again highlighting how easy is is to manipulate and change the body at your finger tips in seconds. I’ve had so many of you message me today especially saying how you can’t stop comparing yourself to ‘fitness’ pages. I hate them; I’m not saying all of them are the same but we all know the ones im talking about- the ones making aesthetics out to be your life’s goal using the same body type over and over. ‘NO EXCUSES YOU LAZY TWAT’… you know the drill. First off, the women on those pages represent a TINY minority of women, beautiful just like the rest of us and their beauty does not take away from yours- there’s such a lack of variation with body types portrayed in fitness . Many of them have starved, restricted and over exercised to get the physique they have in the photo and if photoshopped hasn’t been used often strategic lighting/posing has. Secondly. STOP (hammer time) unfollow the pages if they are a negative source for you. Don’t look at them and instantly feel the pressure drop. Any page that tells you to look a certain way or hat exercise is purely weight lifting for aesthetics can’t be healthy for your mind. I used them as a form of self destruction to punish myself; I can only assume a lot of those pages thrive from insecure men and women. However fake or real the image take a step back and realise you don’t need to look or act like anybody else. You don’t need muscle tone, restriction or unrealistically hard abs to feel worth. Don’t waste your life chasing an image. Don’t wake up one day at 70 and think « I never did look like those women and I wish I’d of made memories and smiles with the time I spent comparing » We are worthy, we are valid and we are powerful beyond measure ??❤ Ps it’s so super hard and triggering for me to post these. It takes a lot of courage and you guys give me that courage ❤️
Cette jeune femme est devenue un véritable modèle pour les personnes qui, comme elles, souffrent ou ont souffert de troubles alimentaires, d’automutilation, de dépression, d’anxiété… Milly Smith leur apprend, comme elle a dû le faire elle-même auparavant, à combattre l’image distordue de la réalité que se plaisent à valoriser les utilisateurs des médias sociaux. Une très belle initiative qui devrait être largement applaudie et encouragée !
Would you believe me if I told you there was 6 months between these pictures? How about 6 minutes and a bit of posing / smoothing of the skin on an app? I could tell you I’ve restricted, spent every second in the gym and this is my transformation. Would you believe it? I could tell you I’ve been using a cellulite toning detox cream for a week and this is the result, would you believe me? I could tell you I’ve cut out sugar for 3 weeks and ran 12 miles a day and this is my transformation, would you believe it? I could tell you that I’ve eaten a certain protein bar for breakfast everyday along side shakes for lunch and this is the result. Would you believe it? I could tell you that I was depressed on the left and happier now on the right, would you believe it? I could tell you that I weight 30lbs less on the right, would you believe it? The reality of things we see are often so far from the truth. 6 minutes difference, same day, same girl just posed a smoothing skin filter used. Dont trust everything you see on the internet or in the media. Don’t compare yourself, don’t strive to be a fake image or anything other than your true authentic self for that matter. You rule as you are, do you, please you and live for you. Unfollow negative pages and surround yourself with love. You’ve got this, I’ve got this, we’ve all got this. We are strong, valid, worthy and powerful beyond measure.