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Mens enkelte faktisk forfekter en ide om å begrense ytringsfriheten, går fitnessblogger Chessie King en helt annen vei. King understreker at Instagram kan bedra ved å legge ut flotte bilder på Instagram, men balanserer det med å vise følgerne hvilke «falske» grep som skal til for å ta bildene.

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💃🏼|🙅🏼 Left photo: Favourited out of the 8 taken & posted. Right photo: Immediately deleted & forgotten about. Both photos unedited & seconds between them. I do so many of these but this one is my scariest & most exposing so far. I was going through my recently deleted folder ready to 'delete all' but saw the right photo & recovered it. I felt this sense of guilt that I'd deleted it & posted the left one. A year ago I would've been left feeling so unhappy by how I look on the right & deleted it forever like it never happened but it was a huge reminder for me today that Instagram can be such a 'perfection trap'. I'm clearly super happy in the right one after @brontekingg had cracked a hilarious joke, I don't hate it but the lighting isn't 'flattering' nor is the way I'm holding my body or the angle of it but it's ME. Both of the photos are me 🙋🏼 I am proud of how I feel about my body looking at these photos. I feel like I look healthy in both & look after myself but also live without controlling myself like I have done in the past. So your Monday Motivation all the way from Singapore: People post the best photo out of a bunch taken... I know it's said a lot these days but it helps me a huge amount too. If you see a photo of yourself in 'bad' lighting or an 'unflattering angle' just remind yourself how beautiful you are & that you're ALLOWED to look like that. We were not made to be Barbie dolls who LOOK insanely good 24/7, we were made to be humans who FEEL insanely good 24/7 💛

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Sammen med det «perfekte» bildet publiserer hun også det naturlige. Slik gjør hun opprør mot det idealiserende bildet av kvinnekroppen med lange, slanke ben, flat mage, sprettrumpe og trutmunn.

Og det tydelig at folk liker den personlige kampanjen. På litt over et halvt år har antall følgere steget med 100.000 mennesker. Våren 2018 passerte King 400.000 følgere.

Chessie King forteller hvordan hun tidligere manipulerte bilder digitalt for å passe til idealet. Blant annet fotoredigerte hun inn større bryster, tynnere ben og flatere mage.

- Alt jeg så på Instagram var perfeksjon. Det har tatt meg lang tid å kunne gå i bikini uten å ha lyst til å pakke meg inn i et håndkle så fort noen så på meg, forteller hun.

Her er noen av bildene Chessie King publiserer på Instagram. Følg henne gjerne på profilen @chessiekingg.

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Is Instagram a big reason for depression & mental health problems in young people? The stats say it all but what do YOU think? 🧠 When I was growing up, I only had the ‘perfect’ girls in magazines to look at & even that was an unhealthy comparison. I hate to think what young teenagers are now comparing themselves to; distorted, filtered, photoshopped versions of reality. There has always been a pressure to look good, but what’s scary is that Instagram is accessible all day everyday without any sort of time cap on it or restriction on what you can see apart from the choice of who you’re following. It upsets me so much to think how much this can effect young people’s mental health. Even the most educated still don’t know how easy it is to use photoshop or editing apps. I share so many of these posts but I just want to help as many people as I can find that true friendship with their bodies. - I’ve always been conscious of the back of my legs & refused to wear shorts for most of my teenage years. I thought I was the only one who had a ‘second bum’ 💁🏼‍♀️ I see girls beeeehinds on here looking smooooth as a peach which I’m sure they’ve worked hard for but I find it super unrealistic for me personally. The more I’ve shared on here about body confidence (or lack of) the more I realise I’m not alone & the more normal it becomes to look like the right in shorts. - I was speaking to someone about this earlier last week & they said their 12 year old cousin was posting photos on Instagram of her in a bikini & the caption was ‘rate me out of 10’ then another post of her in her underwear, if I get more than 50 likes I’ll send you a DM *winky face*. Instagram can be an amazing place but it can also be very dangerous. - Do you think there should be something on a post, a disclaimer to say the image has been edited/photoshopped? What are your thoughts on protecting young teenagers & preventing them from mental health problems connected with social media? ❤️🧡💛

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