So I’ve submitted to you guys before, but I think it’s time I do again. Before I continue first I want you all to know… This is a photo of myself. It’s only one photograph. Let me explain. First I took a shower and washed all the product out of my hair, all the make-up off my face. Then I put on a whole bunch of make-up and did my hair, but only on half of my face/head. Which is the left side. Then I took a photo. Both of these are actually the same photograph. Then I opened it in photoshop. I only edited the left side. I fixed my skin. Filled in my eyebrow. Changed my eye color. Readjusted my jaw line. All of the simple edits that would be done to me in a real photoshoot. (which I know for a fact because I am also a model.)
Making this point is extremely important to me. Models in magazines and in photographs online aren’t real. It’s all artistically rendered to be the “perfect” woman. but who says that’s the “perfect” woman? Why can’t the perfect woman be the one who is completely natural and happy with the looks they were born with? I think we need to stop comparing ourselves to these ideals that we can never achieve. Because these images are edited and retouched and done up it’s a look we will never achieve. It’s not real. I think we need to start appreciating what is.
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