Today I discovered a ridiculous face filter on Instagram (yeah yeah I know I'm late to the party on this one). I used it on all of my stories, waiting to see who would notice or say anything.
Only three of my best friends said something, which leads me to believe that perhaps most people were too embarrassed to say something in case of offending me, or perhaps they actually had no clue. Which I find quite hilarious. The filter, narrowed out my nose, elongated my face, made my eyes look more cat like, plumped up my lips and basically made me look like I had flawless skin.
What is so crazy to me is this is now becoming the norm. People are hiding their true image and covering it up with filters to look like what society says is “perfect.”
Here I am as a life coach and trainer, trying to teach women to build their self-worth and love the skin they are in, and everywhere we look we are being showed these false images of reality.
Now as a 46-year-old woman, I have done a lot of work on myself and I now love me for all my flaws. If I was a 16-year-old, I don’t think I could say the same thing. Growing up in today’s world, there is so much pressure put on young woman. This is all they are seeing. Viewing themselves and their peers through a filter (brings new meaning to the phrase, through rose coloured glasses).
So what can we do to help this problem?
Well I promise not to put a face filter on any of my images or social content (unless it is a joke filter or I put a disclaimer that it has been used). What do you think? Who is with me on this?
Let’s help our future women leaders know that they are beautiful just the way they are, and that true beauty comes from within xx