It’s not unusual to see “fitspiration” photos on Instagram, or comparison “before and after” body shots. What is unusual to see is comparison “before and after” body shots exposing just how Photoshop can manipulate an image.
That’s what psychologist and fitness blogger Stacey Lee is setting out to do raise awareness of the damaging impact edited photos can have.
The captions of her photos aren’t detailing diet or exercise, but rather the psychological aspects of self-esteem and confidence in this highly digital world.
We are shown images every day that are not realistic, even the small changes to photos or advertisements make a difference, she said.
They send subconscious messages saying that you arent enough and never will be.
For Lee, her own self-esteem began to improveonce she stopped following fitness accounts that regularly alter pictures.
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