Women in­spired to be body-pos­i­tive in pho­tos

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WOMEN are ral­ly­ing against overly pho­to­shopped images pro­mot­ing un­re­al­is­tic body ex­pec­ta­tions by post­ing snaps of their stretch­marks hmarks and cel­lulite on­line.

Fash­ion la­bels are also get­ting in on the trend, withh brands such as ASOS in­clud­ing images show­ingg cel­lulite in ad­ver- tis­ing cam­paignss for its 2017 swim­suit lines. The pho­tos are earn­ing mil­lion­silli of likes and shares on so­cial me­dia and psy­chol­o­gists say see­ing more re­al­is­tic pho­tos can help im­prove body image. Perth per­sonal trainer and so­cial me­dia per­son­al­ity Madalin Gior­getta won praise when she shared a photo sh show­ing her “butt d dim­ples”. Gior­getta (pic­tured) said sh she had been init itially scared to sharesh the photo. “I’m ex­treme­lytr proud anda so happy I ma­dem the de­ci­sionsi to pub­lish a photo of my­self that shows me for me,” she said. Psy­chol­o­gist Dr Kiera Buchanan said un­fol­low­ing ac­counts that trig­gered neg­a­tive body thoughts was a good step.

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