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Anyone who has ever chosen from a million selfies before picking a Tinder pic knows that angles are everything. But it has never been more clear than this side-by-side photo posted by a woman named Ashlie Molstad. A couple days ago, she posted to her Intagram account what looks like a before and after pictures from a serious weight loss campaign—but were actually taken the same day, just from different angles.

Damn, posture really is everything.

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Ashlie wrote a lengthy post on Instagram, saying that if she was going to get all the likes from her posed pics, she was going to offer up her unflattering angles as well. Ashlie explains that she wants to empower people to feel good about their bodies, and that even though we all have flaws, our bodies aren't "broken."

If I'm going to show you the posed, put together, professional sides of me, I'm gonna make damn sure you see the not so flattering sides too. Because, contrary to what society has taught us to think, our worth isn't measured by how many belly rolls we have, or how many dimples on our booty, or how much jiggle hangs out on our arms. .
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Loving ourselves exactly as we are is hard. Because we've been told for years that we're not good enough until we {insert any of the thousands of ideas of perfection that have been fed to us over the years}. But I call BS. I say that the real magic happens when we embrace who we are, at every angle and size. .

This doesn't mean I don't also struggle with embracing this body I was given, but it does mean that I understand working on loving me is the most important job I will ever have. .
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Our bodies aren't broken. The message society is trying to tell us {by airbrushing everything, erasing dimples and rolls and fluff} is. .
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So even though its really hard, lets remember we are worthy and beautiful and special and ALIVE. Go on and love yourself today, because THAT shit is whats inspiring. .
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#StopFixingBodies #StartFixingTheWorld

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It's a huge risk, but is paying off because her fans are so grateful for a little honesty.

  • watchmewheywhey - "Thank you so much for posting this"
  • angiepangie.92 - "This is awesome! I have been struggling with loving myself these past few weeks .."
  • piecesofneese - "Holy shit - best post ever on Instagram. ❤️ I needed this today, you are amazing!"

So, who's ready to post one of these side-by-side pics to their Instagram?