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Get likes from your intellect, not from your body.

Recently I have been beginning to see photo uploads that have bothering me, and it all has to do with women uploading pictures to public networks with minimal clothing. My issue here is that intelligence is far more beautiful than showing excess amount of your skin in a mirror as a like drive.

We want ourselves to be respected by our peers and respected by men but we allow ourselves to fall into the trap of exactly what we have fought so hard against.10417016_785785258113158_2653903517395523347_n

I am not by any means condemning women for uploading all photos of themselves wearing next to nothing, but I believe the purpose behind those uploads is what needs to be looked into further. Of course fitness professionals and models have pictures of themselves online with barely any clothes everyday. And their messages are very different from, “going to the gym to work on my abs”.the-internet-called-out-kim-kardashian-for-photoshopping-her-sexy-selfie

We all know that sex sells. It is easily the quickest way to memorably market your product. However you must remember that when the product is you, you are sending the message that you would prefer people to like you because of the way you look as opposed to your intellect.

I’ve got abs, I could upload a cheesy gym selfie in a crop top or in my bathes at the pool, but I don’t. I don’t because to me that is something that should be left for my private audience or even left off Social Media entirely. Let’s be clear, I am not hating on the private bathes shot on the isolated beach. I am simply bringing to light the amount of women who believe that public marketing their bodies is an effective way of gaining likes. I will not use my body on my public Social Media networks to drive my following.selfie-sundays-21-04-13-sweatforit1

What you decide to do on your personal Facebook with your friends is up to you, but what you do in the public sphere is completely different. Perhaps it is that coming from a background in Education, where a simple bathes shot could cause you to bring the ‘profession into disrepute’, that I believe that there is much more to a woman than her abs in a mirror.

I think of the public Social Media world as LinkedIn, you would never upload a profile photo of you in your bathes on LinkedIn. You would not do it because it is not professional and it does not send the right message. But on your public Instagram, you will upload several pictures of you just hanging out with your mid drift bare. Do you see the correlation?

Fitness professionals with fantastic weight loss stories, body building triumphs, marathons or swimming heats are more than able to upload skin revealing shots. As they create a story and send a message of becoming a powerful woman, however I still will make the statement that many of those shots will be just as powerful with fully clothed. (See example below) For obvious reasons, the swimmers should remain in bathing suits, as technically this is their professional uniform and totally acceptable.

To reiterate my point here, if you are marketing yourself through the use of your skin, be very careful about the message you are sending. Because as for me that message is much more credible if it is cultured from intelligence.

~Mango
“Send your daughter the message that she is intelligent and she will conquer all.” 

Below is an example of a great gym selfie that we should see more of, as it sends a really strong and realistic message:

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Poke me, prod me, smooth me

Once I was eighteen, a skinny teenager that was behind the wheel of an 80’s Corolla rocking the streets of Melbourne and becoming an adult. As difficult as high school was, I survived. But there is no amount of money that I would accept to ever go back to being a hormone filled teen.

MeStarting year 7, I weighed in at measly 29kgs. I wasn’t heavy enough to make the adjustable seats in the library go down by myself. Being skinny was more problematic than good. Because I was so tiny, I was forever copping the Anorexic taunts by fuller figure bodies. Psychologically this meant that I was scared to bare my legs for fear of the bullying.

Being extremely skinny and small meant that I lacked the physical development of most of the other girls my age. Alongside this came various hurtful words by males who forever joked that I was a ‘surfboard’, and I looked ‘the same back and front’.

The irony is now, that I grew taller than most of these vicious people. I have the boobs that I forever longed for. And I still remain to be skinny.

googlegenAs I scan my classroom these days, I realize that the percentage of really tiny girls is lessened. The ability to wear age inappropriate clothes is made more accessible by cheap clothing store chains. Moreover, these girls look older than I ever did. Not to mention the access to information via the web is astronomically higher in this Google Generation than it has ever been.

All more skilled and experienced in the adult world, they still suffer the same torment that I experienced myself. Their issues of body consciousness can come on a hell of a lot earlier than it ever did for me.

What is clear that no matter you size or shape, there is always something that we want to fix change and alter. There is always a better version of us. So how to we find it?27-club-1_26217

I remember reading once, that most women feel body satisfaction at the age of 27. Meaning that no longer their struggles to find the best version of themselves exist. In addition, could the increase of cosmetic surgery procedures to this elevated this sense of self content?

In keeping with this theme, and the endless search to find information on procedures that really work. I have decided to start blogging about my experiences with non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

I am to follow the list of procedures outlined at Vitruvius Divine Cosmetic Clinic, and provide my readers will real feedback and results.598676_371024446311318_1181718054_n I am going to take the clinic for a test drive and leave you in the passenger seat.

The clinic will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have about each of the treatments, and the professional clinicians will provide me with medical information.

The first on my list will be Fat Cavitation. The therapy aims to provide localized ultrasound technology to areas of subcutaneous fat. So does it work? I am eager to find out.

In the meantime, stay tuned.

~Mango
“Be the best version of yourself.”