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Woman Sick Of How Fake Everything On Instagram Is Reveals The Truth In The Most Epic Way
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Woman Sick Of How Fake Everything On Instagram Is Reveals The Truth In The Most Epic Way

Instagram can be a wonderful and inspiring place, full of beautiful and artistic images of the places we want to see, and the people we want to be. However, beneath the shiny veneer is a harsh reality. The difference between real or fake vanishes. Many of these ‘perfect’ images promote totally unreachable ideals and gives us unrealistic expectations that can never be achieved and only lead to feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, and unhappiness.

Popular Instagram influencer and blogger Chessie King recognizes this and uses her platform to promote body positivity, showing the ‘true’ side to each ‘perfect’ photo by highlighting the incredible difference that certain poses make.

To make her point she poses in deliberately unflattering positions and angles, juxtaposing this with the typical ‘fake’ Instagram poses that models use to make their stomachs appear flatter, their legs longer and their waists narrower. The results are eye-opening, and, for those Instagrammers who are becoming used to believe that perfect is the new norm, a much-needed reality check about the beauty standards of today.

“THIS IS ME. THIS IS MY BODY. No flattering angles, no flattering lighting, just me and my body feeling on top of the world,” she wrote on one post. “A few years ago I would never have posted this, all I cared about back then was being the leanest I could, going to the gym as many times as I could a week, and counting every calorie I ate.”

“Even at my smallest, when I was training the most with my personal trainer & eating the least, I just wanted to cover up my body because it wasn’t my idea of ‘perfect.’ Now my priority is to be happy and comfortable in my own skin, and today I appreciate my body and what it does for me. We were not made to be Barbie dolls who LOOK insanely good 24/7, we were made to be HUMAN and we should all be allowed to FEEL insanely good 24/7. Come at me keyboard warriors, you can say what you want but nothing will knock my body positive attitude down.”

The social media trolls did indeed come out of the woodwork, making cruel “suggestions” of how she could improve her body. In response, Chessie made a shocking Instagram video of herself, which took their suggestions into account. “If we changed our body and natural beauty for every troll, listened to every cyber bully, we would be monsters. Whether you have 23 followers or 3 million, NO ONE should have to deal with regular hate online,” she captioned the grotesque video.

Chessie continues to push back against unrealistic ideals, Instagram trends and the pernicious nature of online trolls, doing so with a smile and a wicked sense of humor. Scroll down to check out some of her pics below, and you can visit her Instagram here. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Meet Chessie King, Instagram blogger and champion of body-positivity

She’s on a mission to help girls gain some body confidence, by showing all those perfect Instagram pics are nothing but a lie

“Neither of these photos are edited or photoshopped, same bottom just 2 completely different angles”

“It infuriates me to see ‘you’re too fat to wear those trousers’ on a recent post of mine. When I was the size I was in the left photo I had people telling me I was ‘too thin’ & ‘needing feeding up’…”

“It’s okay to find your ‘pose’ you feel comfortable in in photos but it’s even better to feel comfortable just standing flat foot on the ground, smiling like the grinch”

Chessie continues to push back against unrealistic ideals

“We’re all guilty of trying to pose to make our bodies look the best it can & that’s okay…”

“…but it’s photos like the right that help us all feel a little bit normal”

“I can change my body in 2 seconds, from the left photo to the right & in both, I feel good”

“Just a little reminder how easy it is to change your body”

“Left: this morning (no ‘flattering lighting’ or tensing) Right: this afternoon. I’ve eaten alllll the chocolate, all the hot cross buns & ALL the popcorn”

“Instagram is FLOODED with the left photos when actually we should be drowning in ‘the real life booty’ pictures”

“This is not a pregnancy announcement. This is 8:30am Friday morning. Bloating doesn’t just happen after a day of eating loads of food”

“Hot sweaty mess to Wimbledon ready in just half an hour”

“These photos are literally a second apart”

“If I edited my photos like the right, people would see me face to face & be like HELLLLL SHE DOUBLED IN SIZE”

“When I was at my smallest, I was definitely not my happiest”

She constantly reminds that focusing on your weight is not the way to gaining body-confidence

“These photos were taken just minutes apart. The leggings on the left are a Large, the leggings on the right are a Small. Different brands”

Despite being a body-positivity blogger, Chessie still deals with body shamers all the time, so she photoshopped her body based on their criticisms

“If we changed our body for every troll, listened to every cyber bully, we would be monsters”

“Whether you have 23 followers or 3 million, NO ONE should have to deal with regular hate online”

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

more people, women and men, should see this post. the camera never lies is still the biggest lie. being happy is the most important thing.

ADHORTATOR
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4 years ago

Amen!

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Pamela
Community Member
4 years ago

It feels like these posts are just another convenient way to post copious amounts of selfies without coming off self absorbed and perhaps making your self seem more relatable. I don't know, my generation is addicted to attention, this post just feels slightly unauthentic because the girl is clearly beautiful in all of her photos.

OlivierD
Community Member
4 years ago

I would say this is precisely the point she's trying to make : Instagram is flooded with perfectly posed pictures, which can be nice but are also misleading, and can hurt anyone's self image. But here, she's not making those perfect poses, and she is still quite as beautiful, no matter how many tiny flaws are revealed. Okay it's a bit narcissic, but the message is still quite nice.

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Beth Arriaga
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. Lots of hating here on a post about body positivity. Trust me, as a mom of teen girls, this really is a huge difference from one photo to another. While you may not see the subtle differences, a girl struggling with the air brushed pages of a magazine and what she's 'supposed' to look like, seeing someone show it's ok to have a tummy roll, or a bloat, and be normal is a giant boost. Despite all the cries for 'love yourself as you are,' young girls are still under extreme social, media and peer pressure to look, act, and dress a certain way. I say Cheers and thank you!

Clinton Yew
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually this is a misconceptions... for you as a mom, you view it as she is told to be "supposed" to look like that, but have you ever thought that it was her that see the photo, get attracted to the model's appearance and decided herself that that is how she want to look like? Media doesn't force her to look good you see, it is herself that see and decided that she want to work towards that form. Please guide her the correct way to do so instead of shooting her down just because you not agree to it.

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

more people, women and men, should see this post. the camera never lies is still the biggest lie. being happy is the most important thing.

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

Amen!

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Pamela
Community Member
4 years ago

It feels like these posts are just another convenient way to post copious amounts of selfies without coming off self absorbed and perhaps making your self seem more relatable. I don't know, my generation is addicted to attention, this post just feels slightly unauthentic because the girl is clearly beautiful in all of her photos.

OlivierD
Community Member
4 years ago

I would say this is precisely the point she's trying to make : Instagram is flooded with perfectly posed pictures, which can be nice but are also misleading, and can hurt anyone's self image. But here, she's not making those perfect poses, and she is still quite as beautiful, no matter how many tiny flaws are revealed. Okay it's a bit narcissic, but the message is still quite nice.

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Beth Arriaga
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. Lots of hating here on a post about body positivity. Trust me, as a mom of teen girls, this really is a huge difference from one photo to another. While you may not see the subtle differences, a girl struggling with the air brushed pages of a magazine and what she's 'supposed' to look like, seeing someone show it's ok to have a tummy roll, or a bloat, and be normal is a giant boost. Despite all the cries for 'love yourself as you are,' young girls are still under extreme social, media and peer pressure to look, act, and dress a certain way. I say Cheers and thank you!

Clinton Yew
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually this is a misconceptions... for you as a mom, you view it as she is told to be "supposed" to look like that, but have you ever thought that it was her that see the photo, get attracted to the model's appearance and decided herself that that is how she want to look like? Media doesn't force her to look good you see, it is herself that see and decided that she want to work towards that form. Please guide her the correct way to do so instead of shooting her down just because you not agree to it.

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