First, blogger Sara Puhto took to Instagram to share a photo of her unshaved armpit hair in a bid to highlight the unrealistic beauty standards that women face every day. Now the body-positive advocate is trying to show the world that you shouldnâ€™t believe everything you see on social media.
Taking to Instagram once again, the 20-year-old from Finland has been busy sharing side-by-side images to prove how much of a difference angles and posture can make in photosÂ put on social media.
Whether it is sucking in your tummy or being pictured from a certain angle, Sara wants to show that â€œperfectâ€ images shared online arenâ€™t always what they seem.
In one post, Sara wore the same bikini in two side-by-side images. In the picture on the left, she stood in a natural stance that she deemed â€œReality.â€ On the right, sheÂ stood tall with her back arched and her arms raised in a pose she calledÂ â€œInstagram.â€
â€œI was scrolling through my old photos and came across these photos where I was trying to take one of those sandy bum pics. I posted the right one back in January, but the left is the reality behind that photo,â€ she wrote in the accompanying caption.
â€œI still sometimes get a slight pang of sadness and jealousy when I see all the big beautiful bums on Instagram and wish I could magically have what they have,â€ she continued. â€œBecause sometimes I feel like all my booty gains are gone when I take photos where it looks smaller, but then I remember that I shouldnâ€™t compare my body to theirs. I have a great booty and so do they! Itâ€™s all about posing/angles and nobody looks like that all the time.â€
Sara went on to say that although thereâ€™s nothing wrong with posting a photo of yourself thatâ€™s taken from a great angle or is deceptive, you should keep in mind that other people are doing the same.
â€œJust remember that when youâ€™re scrolling through social media and see all the posed bums that you too have a great bum and that nobody looks like that 24/7,â€ she wrote.
She finished her post by encouraging her 143,000 followers to remember that all bodies are different and that you donâ€™t need a specific body type to fit into what society defines as beautiful.
â€œBe comfortable in your own skin no matter what angle, posed or unposed, and youâ€™ll radiate beauty!â€
Since she posted the empowering message, itÂ has received more than 9,600Â likes and hundreds of comments from fans praising the blogger for her refreshing body-positive stance.
â€œHaha, for real, itâ€™s way too stressful tryinâ€™ to remake or BE like â€˜thoseâ€™ girlsâ€“bc even THOSE girls have imperfections. Be like you, have a body like YOURS only,â€ one fan wrote.
â€œThis post literally just changed my life in a serious and legitimate manner,â€ another wrote. â€œI hated myself for not looking like the picture on the right all the time and only now â€” through this â€” I am realizing how not everyone looks perfect all the time. Thank you so much for this.â€
We canâ€™t wait for Saraâ€™s next sprinkling of body positivity. Go girl!