We've all seen "before and after" photos on social media and in ads hawking weight loss products. These photos often promise the same thing: do this [diet/exercise/pill/cleanse/#fitspo trend/etc.] and you, too, can emerge like a slenderer butterfly from the caterpillar of your former body.
Society is obsessed with the idea of physical "transformation." But 24-year-old body positive Instagrammer Mille Smith wants to blow the lid off this "before and after" racket. She posted two photos side-by-side, taken on the same exact day, to prove just how much of these visible "transformations" can be easily faked:
"Same girl, same day, same time," she wrote about the two different-seeming images of her body. In the caption, she explains how with a little help from camera angle and clothing, "I can change my body into something that society would deem more acceptable."