Normalizing normal bodies, Georgie Clarke, a blogger from the UK, overcame the pressure of self-criticism and mental health struggles.
After seeking therapy and practicing self-love, she finally broke free from the vicious cycle that haunted her for years.
Having learned to accept herself, Clarke launched a series on Instagram to remind her 690K followers not to trust everything they see on social media.
Her posts feature side-by-side photos of the same outfits and makeup, taken just a minute apart but with different approaches.
Despite the power of lighting and angles, Clarke stays true to the unedited truth.
The blogger’s latest post featured a comparison to demonstrate that a modeling pose (on the left) differs from one’s relaxed state (on the right).
She said: “The left image required to find the best light, find the most flattering angle, tense bum, stand on tiptoes, tense stomach and holding a breath. The right image requires nothing; just let relaxing and smiling. Both images are for my Instagram because I believe both images show my true self.”
She expressed her desire to capture beautiful images while also revealing the truth and reality behind seemingly perfect pictures.
She insisted: “Normalize normal bodies. This is a reminder that just because someone appears to be smiling in a picture does not mean they’re not battling their own issues.”
The blogger’s series is making a difference by proving that the seemingly flawless people we see on our feed and compare ourselves to, are not perfect.
She shared: “I am proud to say I am the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever felt, and my relationship with my body is just as important as my relationship with my brain.”
“When my mental health struggles now, I have the tools to take care of myself. It’s taken so long to learn these tools, but with compassion and love for myself during these difficult times, I am able to recognize how important it is to take care of myself or ask for help,” added Clarke.
Studies have shown that social media usage is linked with increased feelings of isolation.
Her series has been well received by her followers, and here’s the evidence:
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