I’m not a model.
I have to put a lot of effort into looking close to the “ideal standard of beauty”
I need to
find the right angle
look a little taller
my hips a little slimmer
lighting highlighting my finest features
wear fresh new clothes
have my make up & hair done professionally.
I’m perfect just the way I am.
But to mainstream media? Far from it.
Most of the time I look like this (swipe to 2nd photo).
I haven’t posted this one in awhile because it’s not “perfect enough”.
& at home, I look like this (swipe to 3rd photo).
These three photos are all me. “Natural beauty” is a construct made by the advertising industry to make you feel like your natural self isn’t enough.
You are all naturally beautiful,
It’s media that influences you
to believe that you aren’t.
Photography by @whitepandaphotography
Make up: @jeannaleeartistry
Blowout by: @by.jrbaldo
Second photo by: @thesamanthachan
Third photo from my iPhone purposely with bad lighting.