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Jornalista expõe de forma hilariante como instagrammers se contorcem para fotos

Danae Mercer aprendeu os truques com o seu trabalho em revistas, agora quer revelá-los para desmistificar as poses do Instagram.
Mercer tem 33 anos.

Já muito se tem falado da diferença entre a vida real e aquilo que vemos publicado nas redes sociais. Para se conseguir a fotografia perfeita há que ter em conta a iluminação, o enquadramento, a edição, o outfit e, claro, a pose.

Danae Mercer, uma jornalista dos Emirados Árabes Unidos, tem-se dedicado precisamente a mostrar as poses bastante artificiais que fazem crer que se tem um corpo perfeito.

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You’ve probably seen these two poses online: 🔅 Kneeling, knees to camera, abs tight 🔅 Sitting, bumum to camera, super arched. Here’s the thing: no one sits like that in real life. They sit like that because it looks great in photos. How’s it done? 🔅 Lift your bikini side for longer legs (skip if wearing leggings obviously) 🔅Create an angle with your body 🔅 Move what you want larger closer to camera 🔅 Squeeze EVERYTHING And BAM! Different photo, same gal. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking pics like this. I do it all the time. But it’s critical we remember the reality behind the perfect insta-snap. And that we remind ourselves constantly just how much social media is NOT REAL. Even when it comes to sitting down 😂❤️. #talkingoutloud #whstrong #socialmediavsreality #photographytips #normalizenormalbodies #cellulite #iweigh #popsugarfitness

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Através de fotografias e vídeos, Mercer explica como algumas instagrammers se contorcem em poses nada naturais para criar a ilusão do corpo perfeito, que não corresponde à realidade.

A jornalista de 33 anos tem mais de 109 mil seguidores na sua conta de Instagram. “Aquilo que parece uma fotografia casual, normalmente é uma pose muito estudada”, refere ao “Insider”.

“O perigo das redes sociais é que pensamos que são ainda mais a vida real do que aquilo que vemos nas revistas ou na televisão. Mas não é, de todo. É muito filtrado”, indica, explicando que não há problema com toda a preparação e edição, no entanto, acha que todos devem ser educados em relação a isso.

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This took me TWO MINUTES. That’s it. Just 120 seconds to shrink myself here, enlarge myself there, puff this out and tuck this in and shift and slide until somehow, somehow, I became more of what society tells me I SHOULD BE. Only there’s one problem: That? That girl there? That could never, not really, ever be me. There’s the danger of apps like this. They pit us against a fantasy version of ourselves — one that’s so easy to achieve through technology but almost impossible in real life. They dangle a sparkly reality that could never truly be. And in a single breath, a single stroke, they dampen and darken all that we REALLY ARE. The WONDERFUL, powerful, MAGNIFICENT creatures that we are — with all our soft parts and hard bits and jiggly limbs and strong souls, all the components that go into making each and every one of us. So today, if you’re tempted to go and have a play, Or download and reinvent all that you are, Be careful. Be soft. Know that who you ARE, who you are meant to be, will never really unfold itself on an app like this. It’s already inside you, babygirl. Just waiting for you to let that true magic shine. ❤️ Photo @chiclebelle #socialmediavsreality #selflove #mentalhealth #iweigh #bodypositive #bopo

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Danae Mercer admite à mesma publicação que teve um distúrbio alimentar e que considera importante que se fale sobre este assunto e sobre a saúde mental.

“Estou no mundo das revistas e do influencing há anos já.” Foi aí que adquiriu todo o conhecimento que lhe permite agora indicar os cuidados que se têm para tirar uma fotografia: ângulos da câmara, roupa, luz e poses.

Mercer não se posiciona contra este tipo de truques, muito pelo contrário. Porém, acha importante que toda a gente saiba que são isso mesmo, truques, e que não correspondem à realidade.

Até ao último ano, ela própria partilhava esse tipo de fotografias e conteúdos como férias de luxo e fotografias a praticar exercício físico. Mas “isso não refletia o que eu sentia por dentro”, confessa.

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You. Are. LOVABLE. Let me say that again. You are lovable. All parts of you. Your cellulite. Your dimples. Your mind. Your heart. Your weight, your soul, your style, your humor, YOU. And if anyone ever makes you feel otherwise? That person is NOT worth your time. This has been on my mind lately. So many of you are social isolating with your partners and sometimes it’s sunshine and rainbows but sometimes, sometimes, it is something else. Cruel words. Or harsh phrases. Or little tiny pinpricks that start to break you apart, make you feel you’re shameful, or wrong, or something in you is off. I’ve been there. I’ve lived with a partner who tore me apart in tiny little bites, until I turned around one day and didn’t know who I was anymore. But here’s the secret: When someone spends time breaking you down, it is because part of them is floundering and struggling within themselves. It is not YOU. And it is CERTAINLY NOT what you DESERVE. So today, girl, today? If you’re struggling, if you’re looking at all the bits and pieces that make you YOU and worrying them through the traps in your mind, know this: Love does not break. It doesn’t rip. It doesn’t make you feel LESS THAN. And you? YOU ARE LOVABLE. Your body. Your soul. Your mind. All of the unique bits that make YOU human and vulnerable and REAL. So much. So gloriously, magnificently much. You are lovable. You are. You are. #feminist #selflove #bodypositive #mentalhealth #bopo #iweigh

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Em abril do ano passado, decidiu optar pelo positivismo do corpo e começou a publicar fotografias mais reais de si mesma, mesmo que isso implicasse mostrar estrias ou celulite.

Ao início não foi fácil, até que Mercer começou a colocar-se algumas questões: “Quem diz que a celulite é má? Quem nos faz sentir envergonhadas por termos estrias? Quem é que criou esta ideia de beleza?”

O seu objetivo atual passa por desconstruir estes mesmos ideias, e ajudar a que todas as mulheres se sintam bem na sua pele.

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Your WEIGHT may change, but it doesn’t impact YOUR WORTH. It doesn’t. Even though sometimes, for so many of us, we get confused. We start to think it does. That some silly number on a scale makes us GOOD or BAD. It’s been on my mind a lot lately thanks to all these ’OH NO, ENDING QUARANTINE FAT!’ memes. Dark humor is a way so many of us survive difficult times. But this bodyphobic humor is dangerous. Because it whispers to us lies wrapped in fear: that if we gain weight, we will be failures, not worthy, worthless. Only that’s WRONG. So wrong. Because our worth? Our worth sits in SO. MUCH. MORE. Than some stupid number on a scale. It’s in our ability to reach out with kindness even as the world rocks. It’s in our brains. Our souls. Our determination to fight for something better. Our hope for the future. Our love for each other. Our WORTH is connected to all that makes us WONDERFUL and HUMAN. And that? That’s something weight could never change. #feminist #iweigh #normalizenormalbodies #curatedbygirls #womenirl

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