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No meio de tanta postagem perfeita e na busca pela beleza padronizada existem alguns perfis no Instagram que vocês podem visitar só para lembrar de que toda fotografia esconde uma verdade. Sarah Nicole Landry é conhecida na rede social pelo nickname “The birds papaya” onde ela mostra um pouco de sua vida, mas principalmente do seu corpo.

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“It’s because I’ve lost 100lbs” “I’ve had 3 kids” “My son was like 10lbs” “I’m genetically predisposed” “I just carry weight in my lower abdomen”. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve said these lines more times than I can count. I will say them again, I’m sure.⁣ ⁣ So why am I bringing it up?⁣ ⁣ Because they’re reasons. They’re whys. They are me asking permission for my body the way it is. Answering questions that I’m assuming are being asked. ⁣ ⁣ In the steps to self-acceptance these words helped pacify the feelings of self hate. They gave me reasonings. They gave me some peace. They helped settled my anger and resentment towards my body. ⁣ ⁣ And now I’m moving past them. ⁣ ⁣ Because I don’t want my body to come with fine print. ⁣ ⁣ My body is how she is. Whether I show her or not. She’s doesn’t need explain herself. She’s not open for a discussion beyond the ones I open up. ⁣ ⁣ I recognize that these images help normalize things we’d not quite seen before, and subject matters we were quietly suffering in. ⁣ ⁣ Just know while you digest the normalcies of the skin, the body, postpartum, weight loss, genetics, medical conditions or otherwise, we deserve to exist without the “I’m worthy because and even though…” sentences. ⁣ ⁣ We are worthy. Period. ⁣ ⁣ Full stop. ⁣ ⁣ The sentence can end there. ⁣ ⁣ As we move past the words that once followed them. ⁣ ⁣ The ones that asked permission. ⁣ And answered questions we assumed were being asked. ⁣ ⁣ Exist. Your worth is without question.

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Sarah é mãe de três crianças, e bem diferente do que vem sendo pregado pelas redes sociais ela não tem o corpo perfeito de quem teve filhos e voltou a forma. Sarah busca quebrar esse pensamento, por meio de algumas postagens ela ainda mostra como as fotografias podem enganar quando se trata de driblar a verdade.

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I never considered myself an activist. Someone who would participate in pushing back against the culture that failed me. I never saw that or wanted that myself. ⁣ ⁣ Why?⁣ ⁣ Because I’m a people pleaser. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve spent nearly my entire existence trying to make everyone else happy. ⁣ ⁣ And it made the girl, the woman I am… quiet. ⁣ ⁣ Over time I’ve learned to listen to her again. ⁣ To allow her breath. ⁣ A voice. ⁣ And to share it. ⁣ ⁣ I knew, at my core, that my words would never be led with shame or judgment, and I could still be a voice of change, or part of a movement, in a positive way. ⁣ ⁣ I knew that in my seasons of even being an active participant in the culture that would eventually fail me, I needed friends. I needed a support system. I did not need shame and judgment. ⁣ ⁣ I needed you. ⁣ ⁣ But boy, things got exciting. ⁣ My platform, and my voice, it grew. ⁣ ⁣ So did the support. ⁣ And sadly, so did the shaming. ⁣ ⁣ It’s times like these, that I remember… I cannot please them all. That time and that season in my life is over. ⁣ ⁣ What I can do, is be me. And encourage you to be you. ⁣All of us learning a little more each day. To listen to that little girl inside that got quiet in a world that made her feel small, and remind you to do the same. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve had 34 years of learning. A divorce, single motherhood, massive weight loss, disordered eating, misplaced self worth, anxiety, PTSD, and some other crap. ⁣ So much learning. ⁣ And I’m STILL going, still learning, still evolving, still sharing as I go. ⁣ ⁣ But most importantly? I’m still listening to her. ⁣ To the little girl who would grow to be a woman, who never meant to be an activist, and merely wanted to have conversations within these little squares, that just might make us all think, reflect, and share in this crazy thing we call… life. ⁣ ⁣ And maybe just maybe, if I shared something that connected with another, we might both feel a little bit less alone, and a little bit better about ourselves.

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I will not be ashamed of who I was before. It’s easy to close a door and shut down our feelings from the past and walk away. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And yes, part of me wants to do that. I want to skip past the pain and hurry up to the better bits. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ But I am not ashamed. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Because each phase of life has always (always!) been teaching me something. For parts of those phases all I wanted was answers and results. Answers to my problems. Results to my body. I wanted to feel content. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ But what’s going on behind the photos other than some glaringly obvious transformations? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I can tell you that the first picture was a woman in her early stages of adulthood and child bearing years. She struggled with health and with understanding. It was hard, it was a blessing. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I can tell you that second photo was a woman who was experiencing “just look happy on the outside” while crumbling on the inside. Just days after that photo, her 11 year marriage ended. She didn’t feel like the success story she was online. It was hard, it was a blessing. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I can tell you about third photo too, because it is a woman who is grasping her past and embracing her present. She’s actually anxiously excited about the future. She let go of a lot of shame and guilt, committed herself to a new marriage, found love in things she didn’t expect (like her body) and found a balance where she feels content. It was hard, it was a blessing. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ To be ashamed of who I was brings no honour to what it all taught me to be. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ There is no need to hurry up and get it all right. It can be as simple as embracing the today and a willingness to learn and grow. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The ebbs and flows. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The hardships and the blessings. ⁣ ⁣⁣ A journey not in shedding our former selves, but becoming more our true selves as we go. ⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ (This is a repost that I like to share every once in a while. It feels necessary to share again in light of recent attacks on my body as I continue to honour it. I will not be standing down.)

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Sobre o autor

Eliza Doré

Eliza Doré

Jornalista do iPhoto Channel é formada pela Univali em Comunicação social com ênfase em jornalismo e pós-graduada em Gestão Cultural, estudou fotografia documental em Buenos Aires.

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