Fake it to make it? Ronda Rousey is OVER seeing ‘filtered and duckfaced’ women on social media keeping up the facade that they have ideal lives. She’s firing back at the outdated misconception that ladies need to be flawless at all times! We’ve got the details on her thoughts, right here.
Ronda Rousey, 29, has grown tired of the expectation that women must always be picture-perfect. The UFC star recently discussed how it’s hard to distinguish what is real or fake these days, considering the masquerade people keep up on social media. She explained her internal struggles of living in a world that gives a false perception of reality, in a powerful essay she recently penned for Refinery 29. Ronda urges ladies to not believe everything they see: “I scroll through my phone like everyone else. I see the world filtered and duck faced like every other woman does. And sometimes I’m almost convinced that’s real. But it’s not.”
“The curated lives we see every day are fake,” she continued, going further about the Instagram models who constantly share photos showcasing their desirable lifestyles, in order to get more followers. “The perfect angles, the perfect outfits, the perfect lighting. That’s not reality. What is real are imperfections.” Ronda explained that she reached a breaking point when she stood in front of the mirror, glanced at her “changing body and cried. “
The former bantam weight champion, who previously suffered a loss to Holly Holm, 34, revealed that she found solace in her imperfections through judo. Ironically, through her acceptance of her imperfections, she became the first woman to earn an Olympic medal for the martial art. Now thats pretty much perfect. By embracing her shortcomings, she was able to feel whole as a person without having to live up to standards created by others. “Not every move I made was perfect, but I practiced a lot. In fact, I got better and people started noticing.”
She concluded that women need to be more goal-driven and accepting of our faults, not focused on maintaining “perfect tans,” “blown-out hair” or simply being the “best,” as we all know that’s impossible. “What builds character and toughness is struggle. Perfect never leaves room for improvement. And perfect never lets us focus on what’s really out there for us to achieve.”
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