#OneTakeBeauty: en esto consiste el último reto 'body positive' de Instagram

#OneTakeBeauty: en esto consiste el último reto 'body positive' de Instagram
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¿Cuándo fue la última vez que te sacaste un solo selfie? No dos, ocho o veintiséis, para tener varias opciones donde elegir antes de subirlo a las redes sociales. Solo uno. Esa fue la pregunta que se hizo hace unos días Michelle Elman, una coach experta en body positive, después de darse cuenta de que la mayoría de personas perdían mucho tiempo haciéndose múltiples fotos y seleccionando la mejor de entre ellas. Con esa conclusión tan simple nació el reto #OneTakeBeauty, al que cada vez más mujeres se están apuntando en Instagram.

WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU TOOK ONE PHOTO? Not 3. Not 5. Not 20. One. It's seriously liberating and it's an exercise you should try. I was hanging out with a friend and I wanted a new profile picture for my personal Facebook. I hadn't changed my profile pic in a year so I passed the camera and I smiled and she took one. That's it. It's that simple. And I went to upload that. We continued messing around with the camera and laughing and chatting and snapping but it wasn't some arduous process. Profile pictures used to be a source of major concern. It used to be a symbol of popularity and beauty. How many likes you got mattered, it validated your place in the social hierarchy in school. So it needed to be perfect: makeup to perfection, hair to perfection, pose to perfection. The irony is that when I asked her to take a photo, it only occurred to me after that I was makeup free after it was taken. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU TOOK A PHOTO MAKEUP FREE? Being makeup free is my norm now. I'm more often makeup free than not. I don't see myself as less beautiful without it. Its just different and I like both. It's why half my profile pictures are makeup free. Hell even half of my photos on my dating profiles are makeup free. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU POSTED SOMETHING WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE LIKES? Likes don't indicate shit. Not your beauty, not your popularity, not your worth. What and when you post should be dictated by how much YOU like the photo. Posting based on likes is the social media equivalent of caring what others think. Let's rebel against that. Join me, take one photo, right now, no matter that you look like, upload it, don't care about the likes! Tag me and hashtag #OneTakeBeauty so I can see them all ❤😁

Una publicación compartida de Michelle Elman (@mindsetforlifeltd) el

No es solo el tiempo perdido lo que preocupó a Michelle, sino, especialmente, la autocrítica constante cuando la gente ve sus propias fotos: «Casi se ha convertido en una rutina que, cuando alguien ve su foto, lo primero que haga sea criticar su cara: 'Odio mi ojo' o 'Qué sonrisa tan fea'». Así que Michelle tomó una decisión: poner a sus casi 40.000 seguidores en Instagram a popularizar un reto, el #OneTakeBeauty. Es decir, a postear imágenes en la red social de una sola toma, sin repetir hasta encontrar la imagen perfecta.

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La respuesta no se hizo esperar. Cientos de usuarias han empezado a subir sus fotos, muchas de ellas acompañadas por comentarios sobre lo liberador que había sido darse cuenta de cuánto tiempo perdían buscando la foto ideal. «Cuando más me llama la atención es durante los viajes. Mucha gente pasa más tiempo haciéndose fotos y eligiendo la imagen perfecta frente a un monumento que mirando al monumento en sí. La perfección deberíamos buscarla en el momento que capturamos, no en nuestra cara o nuestro cuerpo».

For the last 2 years I would FaceTime my dad for an hour or two every my morning 🇺🇸which was his early evening 🇬🇧 He'd tell me how his day had been. We'd sit in the sadness and quiet of the struggles and we'd give thanks for all the small victories and the joys of his day. Needless to say with 3 young kids to get sorted in the morning I would often greet him still in my pjs and with bed head. But when dad would see my smile he'd without fail give me a huge smile back and say 'oh, you're very beautiful.' He recognized beauty came from your strength of character and how you loved others. He took care of his body with exercise and nourishing food as well as enjoying bottles of merlot and a penchant for Thorntons toffee. Like him I'm a bit all or nothing - we both have to work hard at being 'moderate' but we knew that being gentle on ourselves was imperative. There was no shame when we ate all the Ferrero Rocher. Just an eye roll and a sly smile at our lack of self control and our sore tummies and a loose promise not to do that again 😉. As a sturdy and broad 5ft10ins woman my dad always praised my 'strong legs' and 'graceful gait' making me feel much less awkward through puberty and beyond. I realize he was basically one of the most #bodypositive people I knew, a true feminist and he played a critical role in the forming of my self image /self worth. He made me recognize that my happiness could never correlate with my dress size and that beauty came from how I loved and allowed myself to be loved in return. Anyway just more cathartic musings in these hard days that follow his death. But here is my #onetakebeauty photo (see the lovely @mindsetforlifeltd to find out more) because of my dad I celebrate the signs of aging on my face and neck because I am here living and loving and being so grateful to God for this body of mine. It grew 3 boys who I pray will continue dad's legacy by becoming true gentlemen who love and cherish all the women in their lives. A quote from dad's favourite Uncle; 'enjoy yourself, it's later than you think' 💙#whatiloveaboutdad #catharticmusings #truebeauty #bodypositivity #celebratelife #mournwell

Una publicación compartida de Anna Jane & Boys (@annajaneandboys) el

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