If you log into Instagram, you won’t have to look too hard to find filtered photos of people trying to get the perfect pose to hide their tummy fat or make their butt look bigger. However, body positive Finish blogger Sara Puhto wants to tell the world that everyone should love themselves as they are.
Sara often shares side-by-side pictures of her doing an “Instagram pose” and then another more candid pose. She wants to show people how a pose and lighting can make someone look drastically different. In all of her pictures, she looks very different, which proves that you can’t believe everything you see online. “Nobody’s booty looks round and peachy from all angles,” she writes. Using hashtags about body positivity, Sara wants to share the message that beauty starts with self-love, and that mainstream medias’ ideas of beauty are seriously skewed. Read on to look at more of Sara’s body positive pictures!
Body positive blogger reveals the reality behind Instagram pics:
20-year-old body positivity blogger just wants the world to love themselves!
To show how fake social media can be, she posted side-by-side pictures of her doing different poses just moments apart
“There are thousands of search results and ads on how to lose tummy fat but not nearly as many on how to love your body and accept it as it is.”
“Wear what you want. Eat what you want. But most importantly, love the body you have and the skin you’re in.”
“Our bodies look different in different positions. Neither is worse than the other just because one isn’t glorified on media.”
“It’s stressful and so messed up that body parts and types are going in and out of style- before it was being really thin, now it’s having a big booty. That shouldn’t be a thing.”
“These words are based on actual comments I’ve received when I post photos similar to the left and to the right. I’ve been called fat and I’ve been called thin. The way you look doesn’t dictate your health.”
Being body positive requires positive thinking and self-love, because society will always find something wrong with us and pick things apart. You must take charge of your own body and happiness, and realize that you are already enough! 🙂