Body Positive Blogger Uses Tights To Make Powerful Point About Before/After Selfies

Diply 3 Feb 2017

It's no secret that the mainstream media pushes an idealistic body image for women. The internet is littered with thousands of "hot" selfie pics that can put enormous pressure on women to fit into a certain standard image. One body-positive blogger, Milly Smith, recently posted a stunning before-and-after picture showing how certain body poses can completely change the way someone looks in their Instagram posts.

Let's take a look at her post and her inspirational message.

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You've probably noticed the thousands upon thousands of Instagram selfies where woman pose and show off how great they look in tights, right?

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That's for sure. Have you ever stopped to think whether these selfies were being manipulated in some way?

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We've all see the various tricks that you can use to make your butt look bigger.

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Meet body positive Instagrammer Milly Smith. Milly has gathered quite the following through her inspirational posts. 

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"Surround yourself with love, surround yourself with positivity and let that light in, let it soak into your life," she wrote on this post.

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Milly often writes about going make-up free and reminds women out there that you don't need to do anything to your body to look beautiful. 

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"You don't NEED it, you don't need to cover anything. Every one of us is a natural beauty," she said.

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In a recent Instagram post, Milly hoped to show everyone out there the truth about the before-and-after pictures people see online. 

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Essentially, her message is that people shouldn't feel bad about themselves when they see a "hot" selfie online because, likely, there is a deeper reality behind the picture.

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In this before shot, Milly shows what she thinks would be considered an "attractive" picture of her in her tights.

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Here she is in a relaxed pose. "Same girl, same day, same time," Milly wrote.

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"Not a before and after. Not a weight loss transformation. Not a diet company promotion," she added.

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Here is another example of a before pose. 

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Here is the after shot. Milly has a strong message to follow up.

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"Same girl, same body, same place, same time. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO POSED PHOTOGRAPHS! STOP COMPARING YOURSELF AT ALL! YOU ARE YOU!"

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It's pretty surprising how different the two pictures appear. Milly did this for good reason, though. 

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Maybe those girls online are messing around with their photos to bend reality a bit.

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She wants everyone to know that people should feel comfortable posting any image of themselves online.

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"Post what makes YOU feel good and what YOU want to! ???❤️"

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Here is Milly ripping up a magazine after noticing tons of references to an "ideal" body image for women. 

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"Right on the front cover as the main feature there are two huge pictures of celebrities in bikinis who have lost weight with captions such as 'I'm finally happy'," said Milly.

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Milly has another important message about selfies that people post online. As a survivor of sexual assault, she wants everyone to know that just because they post something that may be considered "skimpy" or "sexy" doesn't mean men should objectify her.

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"Both these photos have something in common. Can you guess what it is? Neither of them are an invitation or excuse to objectify or sexually assault. Neither of them are an excuse to touch me, cat call me or leave sleazy remarks," she wrote on her post.

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Look at that! Milly's boyfriend has even gotten into the mix, showing that her message doesn't only apply to women.

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Good man, good man. 

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I'll leave you a message from Milly's page that sums things up so well.

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