Dear Society: Please Stop Judging How Women Use Social Media

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“Let her do it.

If she uses a Snapchat filter every time she takes a picture, because it makes her feel pretty. Let her do it.

If she smooths out every wrinkle on her face before she posts the picture. Let her do it.

If she wears the same kind of shirt every day because that’s the one she feels comfortable in. Let her do it.

If she takes gym selfies to track her progress every day. Let her do it.

If she poses the same way in every picture because she likes that angle of her body the best. Let her do it.

We live in a society where it’s hard to feel good enough. Yet I see women every day posting negative statuses like ‘Stop using Snapchat filters to make your eyes look bigger, stop using the smooth tool, stop taking gym selfies… we get it.’

Why would you ever want her to stop doing something that makes her feel good?

Why does it matter to you?

If it makes her feel pretty… even for a split second if it makes her feel good about herself…

Let her do it.

‘It’s easy to find the dirt in someone. Be the one who finds the gold.’ Let’s focus more on building each other up, showing grace & kindness. Focus more on being pretty on the inside and that will be the kind of pretty that doesn’t wash off. I call that kind of pretty, ‘BEAUTIFUL’…”

Woman who says we need to let women do what they want smiles in selfie
Courtesy of Tara Lee Berger

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