Unfortunately, with online dating, people tend to judge a book by its cover. Once you accept this harsh reality, you have to do your best to show the most attractive/honest visual representation of yourself.
This is what girls want.
With the creative flexibility that photo editing tools like Adobe Photoshop offer, many rely on post-processing to improve their photos. However, if you are not keen on getting all techie and learning the ropes of photo editing tools, you can still come up with nice photos.
We, as a western culture, tend to be eager to manipulate the reality of our world to fit into an ever-evolving, media-fueled idea of beauty. An idea that corners beauty into a very specific mold of 'one size fits all' perfection. We easily forget that life itself, people, themselves, are beautiful. Real is beautiful.
As the founder of a campaign against Photoshop in Chilean magazines, I totally support these brave actresses and hope that a lot of other public figures join the conversation and ask to be portrayed in media as they are.
I have been having way too much fun lately mashing up works of art with images inspired by current events and world leaders.
Do you ever scroll through instagram or flickr and find you're looking at the same kind of photos every day? I do; famous landscapes, skylines from ro...
We have forgotten that perfectly healthy bodies have chub. We have forgotten how to be accepting of our own bodies. We have forgotten that we're perfectly normal. Perfectly beautiful. Perfectly great.
The Crowne Plaza Ventura Hotel appears in Joseph Mallord Turner's Wreckers Coast of Northum...
Although the image was meant as a joke between friends, Escalante put the image on Instagram, and the reactions came quickly: it was really funny. Of course, some also took the image seriously -- as art even -- and the image ended up on display in an Arizona museum as part of an exhibition about guns in art.
In a culture with so many mixed messages about our sexuality, we must ground ourselves to a core of value. Our bodies are not something to be objectified, but rather honored as sacred. We have been given our sexuality for good and not for manipulation or control.
It's okay to take an "it is what it is" approach to the parts of your body that you're not so happy with. Send that part of your body lots of love. Tell that part of your body you love her because she is you and you're pretty awesome.
Women don't give themselves permission to fall apart and we certainly don't want to be seen as not having our shit together. That's become taboo in a culture that, for women especially, demands the lie of seamlessness, of perfection, of freedom from blemishes and funky lighting and embarrassing angles.