Photoshop has long been a platform for enhancement, art, and creativity. Editing photos to our liking can be an expression of art, but has it been taken too far?
Several research studies have shown that photo editing the bodies and skin complexion of women in media (magazines, advertisements, websites etc.) has really detrimental effects on the confidence of young girls and women resulting in increased depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
The team over at RAW Beauty Talks advocates for transparency in media to promote and reach for “a reduction in the amount of extreme post-production editing done on the women and men on the covers and in the editorial of all magazines…”
The goal is to reduce the detrimental health effects caused by the so-called ideal beauty images portrayed by the media and empower young and old alike to feel comfortable in their own skin to “take on the world and live life to the fullest”.
One of the major ways RAW Beauty Talks is inspiring change is by using media itself as the venue to spread the word for the #LessIsMore petition.
I was immediately ignited by RAW Beauty’s words and I signed the petition myself:
The following is a video from Erin Treloar, one of the founders of RAW Beauty Talks:
RAW Beauty Talks has several other ways we can all empower others to realize their own raw and unique beauty and express it without limits:
Chipped nail polish, #nomakeup and #messyhair is how I roll! Many spend too much time building a facade of the beauty ideal and distort what true beauty is about to our younger generation. Beauty is about compassion, integrity, and the uniqueness of being YOU! Spread the real and raw message via social media…I #challenge you! I was inspired by @rawbeautytalks. Thank you for all that you do! (More info coming to YOUnfolded.com; link in bio) #rawbeautytalks #beyou #nofilter #beauty #lessismore #payitforwardfriday #PIFF
RAW Beauty Talks also has a blog section where they discuss topics around beauty, wellness, confidence, self-love, and they also praise rising leaders of raw beauty.
One of my favorite posts was their most recent one:
The title alone exudes true beauty and inspiration!
The team over at RAW Beauty Talks is doing tons of moving and commendable acts for human kind by increasing the belief in oneself and unveiling the beauty from within.
So for all that you do,
RAW Beauty Talks YOU ROCK!!
Keep igniting change towards a world that values compassion, integrity, and true raw beauty!
Show your support to RAW Beauty Talks via their social media platforms and check out their website.
*To my lovely and dear friend, Cari: Thank you for bringing my attention to RAW Beauty Talks and for saying that it reminded you of me 😀 You have no idea how much it warmed my heart to know that you view me as an inspiration of raw beauty for you are all that and more!