If you hate the way you look in photos, you need to read this. Period.

And really, who doesn’t?

Michelle Kaffko took pictures of herself with all of her perceived faults enhanced by makeup – and then took pictures of herself without any makeup.  Her friend and makeup artist did it with her. The results were not surprising, of course…the exaggerated pictures were ridiculous, and the natural pictures were happily normal and pretty.

But what was so powerful was the insight and self awareness that suddenly hit both of them when they looked at the photos side-by-side, the realization at just how far from reality their self image was.

“It was like we both suddenly understood the joke for the 95% of the population who hate photos of themselves.  The punch line is that we’re not as hideous as we think we are.  What we see in our photos is not what others see.”

Bingo. This.

What we tell our moms, and sisters, and daughters, and best friends. What we get so exasperated by when we hear those we love pick apart their “flaws” because we know that it is simply not true. What we cannot do for ourselves.

For anyone who hates themselves in photos, and for women especially, you NEED to see this! PPA article by Michelle Kaffko

Michelle, you are my hero – this took amazing courage to do – you are an inspiration!

before & After Perceptions

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