Yes. You probably already saw, heard or read this. Essena Oneill was a self made famous girl on social media and she decided that she doesn’t want to live this fake life anymore. It’s really inspiring! Here’s more.
„I’ve spent the majority of my teenage life being addicted to social media, social approval, social status, and my physical appearance, Social media is contrived images and edited clips ranked against each other. It’s a system based on social approval, likes, validation, in views, success in followers. it’s perfectly orchestrated self-absorbed judgement.“
Wow. I think it’s beyond inspiring and if you want more on the whole movement check out her new page
Thank you to all these media outlets for helping start this discussion. I am so so so grateful. I’m crying because I needed to hear this when I was younger, heck anyone who spends hours and hours on a screen wishing they could have a ‚perfect‘ life, this is for you. There is nothing cool about spending all your time taking edited pictures of yourself to prove to the world ‚you are enough‘. Don’t let numbers define you. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not enough without excessive makeup, latest trends, 100+ likes on a photo, ‚a bikini body‘, thigh gap, long blonde hair.
Totally in love with this rawness and honesty. I’m not feeling good about social media either, already quit instagram a few months ago and facebook will be deactivated very soon too. I really relate on her words, and the thing is – we do not look at our own lives, we look outside and see how „pretty“ all these instafamous people are and want to become like them. Why did we stop looking into our souls? I’m a total supporter of this new movement. So sure that this will especially help the younger generation, the 12, 13, 14, 15 – years-old-girls. Thank you so much for doing this! You rock, sister!
source: text & pictures by let’sbegamechangers