I’ve just spent far too long giving my attention to the journalistic abomination that is the Daily Mail. The latest scaremongering to grace your screens, titled in true Daily Mail make-a-scandal-out-of-everything style:
I’ve got a few things to say about this article, and not all of them negative.
Firstly, how brave the featured fitness blogger Celia has been in ‘coming out’ about her struggles with body image, weight and unhealthy eating habits. It takes a lot of courage to put a true and honest self out there when we are bombarded every day with so many streamlined ‘bikini bodies’ and abtastic ‘fitspo’.
Life: the carefully edited highlights
I think it’s really important to highlight the fact that how ever much we deny it, we do put edited versions of ourselves online. I mean honestly, can you tell me that you posted the very first selfie or food shot you took onto your Instagram, or did you choose the ‘best’ from a selection?
I wrote my dissertation in 2007, just before Facebook overtook MySpace, about online identity and how our photos portray our preferred version of self on MySpace, exploring the famous ‘MySpace pose’ which was adopted by so many. There was no word for it then but what I was exploring was basically the science …