Editing my body to make me look skinny in instagram photos for a week is so different for me. I'm all about body positivity and love my curvy body, but this week I did a little social experiment with facetune. I edited and facetuned my insta pictures to show the problem with photoshop and how what you see on instagram can so easily be fake.
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Hey curvy babes! Today's video is a little different. I wanted to show the power of photo editing, and how the "body goals" we all seem to fawn over on instagram aren't even real half the time. So, I edited my instagram photos for a week. And I mean REALLY edited. I changed so much of the little flaws that make me, me. It almost looked like a completely different person.
Weight gain and weight loss are a part of life, but just because your body might not be what you think is "perfect" it doesn't mean changing or editing to look like you are losing weight is the answer. Let's embrace body positivity and show our real bodies on instagram, not a fake contorted version. Skinny, fat, curvy- whatever in between! You don't need editing to look beautiful, I promise.
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This was so interesting for me to make. What did you guys think? And if you follow me on Instagram, did you notice?
Also, I just wanna add: if you follow someone, wether they be a friend or a celebrity and you think they’re photoshopping their body- don’t call them out. If they feel the need to do that, they probably have some deep rooted confidence issues and calling them out publicly isn’t going to solve that. I think the best thing we can do is be the representation we want to see, show our truer selves and bodies on instagram so that person feels less alone and sees that it’s okay not to be perfect.
Who are you to inflict such a negative assumption upon those who edit their pictures??? That they ‘probably have some deep rooted confidence issues’. As James Charles also views it; it can be seen as an art and enhancing the image. I think to your younger audiences this seems like an inspiring video when really the base of this video is slamming towards a group and telling people what they can and can’t do.
Sierra i am si disappointed in YouTube as i was watching this a face tune advertisement came on and the video showed people who already looked nice and “met” beauty standards and they were face tuning their photos. But this video shows that you can be beautiful in your own way because I used to be very insecure about my body but now i love it and hope that more people could be to ❤️❤️
I hate that FaceTune was the ad for this video. Promoting on a video that is everything against them. Anything for a quick buck.
Great video! I’m very new on this body positive journey and love your videos
I must live under a rock because I didn't know what facetune was. I always see filters people use making them have smooth skin, shiney eyes, and weird animal ears (which I hate), but I didn't even realize facetuning was a thing.
This is probably the first of your videos that I didn’t like, I got the vibe that you were shaming girls that edit their pics or the fact that they are skinny yet usually you ooze body positivity. Definitely not a positive video 😳
I’m so confused as to why people are feeling “attacked” or finding this video offensive?? I think it’s a stinking positive video. nowadays, it’s hard scrolling on Instagram, and feeling good after. It has to start somewhere so I just want to thank you Sierra. You’ve earned a subscriber. I loved this message, and I think it’s hard for current society to accept the truth. 💕
I don't see a problem with people facetuning out their insecurities in a photo. Most people obviously want to look their best in a photo they're posting for the whole internet to see. Just like for special events people wear full makeup and shapewear to feel their best. Is wearing a full face of makeup also shameful? Because you wear concealer to cover up your under eye bags sooo.. a little hypocritical.I do, however, think editing photos to the point where they're unrealistic while denying it is an issue but you didn't edit your photos to an unrealistic standard. You just made yourself thinner and your skin smoother which some people are that weight and even thinner so it's not unrealistic. really not trying to hate but I just don't like how you're shaming people for photo editing. Especially when people are honest about it... If people want to look a certain way on instagram, let them do what they want and stop judging.
Idk i feel like agree editing is blah
But i feel like the comments about your body change is more meant to be supportive bc the community knows you are working on some stuff
Its hard to say that the positive feedback on your body in photos is evidence of ppls willingness to accept a lie, sounds more like ppls willingness to support you
My take on this is...who cares if you edit yourself to look different. Where it starts to get blurred and "wrong" is when you edit yourself to meet other people's standards. If you are editing yourself to meet your OWN standards and you LIKE seeing yourself with brighter eyes, whiter teeth and maybe a thigh gap...then I don't see anything wrong with that. I feel the same way with plastic surgery or any body modification. It' not wrong if your doing for yourself and only yourself. Men and women dye their hair every day and no one freaks out about that. It's the same thing. Sometimes we like to see changes to ourselves. It makes us confident and new. If your doing this because you think it's how you SHOULD look...that's bad and you should never try to be something your not for other people. But I see nothing wrong with being something different for yourself because it's fun and can sometimes be an adventure.
I like your positivity about yourself, but I really didn’t like that you were making fun of the ‘basic’ captions you were posting with. I don’t know why, but it just irked me a bit that you were bashing on people that do post with captions like that. I’m about your size, and I don’t face tune, but I do post pictures with a lot of punny, dumb captions like that. Those captions aren’t only found on heavily face tuned photos.
Well.... your not fat but your not skinny your a good size :) like me I’m so skinny I look like a twig and your not fat at all Bc if you were you would be as fat as those ppl on my 600 life pound so yea you have a nice body shape :))
Well, I think you are beautiful just the way you are! Perfectionism is so overrated. I like to look well, but it is the inside that counts. How kind we are to ourselves and others is really the more important. Never even knew I could change my pictures up. I am who I am. New technology just adds to the lie that we aren't beautiful just the way we are. Marketers prey on everyone by brainwashing us that we are less than and by telling you what you need and how to be socially accepted. Such a sad, shallow and greedy business. Love yourself just as you are in this day!
Your final post saying Instagram is not reality is true. While it sucks that many people see edited photos and comapre themselves, I find photo editing to be an artform. There's nothing wrong with editing photos for art's sake.
I have only just found your video now and it speaks volumes! I deleted social media just over a week ago now as I hated everything you just described happens on social media. We are sucked into believing this perceived perception of the perfect body and it’s so exhausting to have to look through everyday. It makes me so sad; it’s so unhealthy and the fact that it’s so easy and accessible just knocks me sick. I’ve been editing my photos for about a year now and its the worst thing I ever did. I absolutely love LOVE this video and I hope people will continue to discover this it just like I have. When I’m back on social media I will be sharing this video xxx
Sierra, I'm really struggling because you talked about how comparing yourself to anyone but yourself, butlast year I was way skinnnier, i defintely wasnt skinny or perfect but i was curvy with a bot of a stomach and i was really confident. Now I gained weiht and I feel like trash, im not cnfident anymore becuase i was already fat then o got fatter, why me, why did this happen to me, I was already fat. i'm really struggling wiht seeeing what i used to look like and it's super damging right now.
I don’t agree with re shaping your body on apps, people should know by now that everything happens for a reason and that god wanted them to look like whatever they do look like! I love the fact that ur all natural and don’t have crazy plastic surgery like people do nowadays
when i was growing up we didn't have stuff like this but we had tricks for making yourself look thinner and stuff like that so i would use them for every picture i took and a guy from my school messaged me and said he wanted to meet me. i got so excited he looked so cute and i didn't think i looked that different from my photos. on the day we were supposed to meet he saw me. looked straight at me. and then walked away as fast as possible. he was a dick honestly but in that moment i realized that if i put a fake version of myself on the internet i will never be able to live up to that in real life . on that day i decided i didn't need that pain in my life and it sucks to think about how many girls are having to face that today with how popular editing is
Honestly, I used to facetune like crazy on Instagram, and ever since I became bopo I stopped it, but now, I’m an expert on noticing small hints of editing and I just feel sorry for the people who do it, because I was that person, and I know how they feel about themselves, it turns out it’s just sad...also, I don’t double tap on edited pics...
I used face toon for private pictures to see if I should get lip fillers. (I’m 19) I messed around a lot with it and ended up hurting my self confidence. Apps like that can really mess with children’s minds and I wish everyone would stop using them. Sierra Schultzzie I’m proud of you trying to bring notice to being positive and embracing what you have.
i just discovered you and i love you. like i feel less insecure because of you. i’m average overall. i have low self esteem but it’s building so much! i’ve learned to love the stomach that i have but i’m still working on it! thank you for being body positive and NOT GOING AGAINST GIRLS BUT INSTEAD LIFTING THEM UP!
editing apps are disastrous. it can make someone become obsessed or more obsessed with fixing imperfections. it can really hurt people when they think about how they want to look vs what they actually look like. i will never edit my photos. i don’t even use filters other than “fade” on instagram.
I used to edit my photos back in like 2008-2011, and looking back they look so fake! I would post them on Facebook and fool a lot of people. Now I try to stay *sort of* anonymous online for myriad reasons. I find Sierra so relatable, definitely a great video.
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