We’ve all seen those classic white girl Instagram accounts. They’re playfully eating pizza in bed with the caption “Exercise? more like Extra Fries!”, the usernames are always shitty puns based on where they live (Beckydelphia, Jan Fransisco, Sue York City), and some quote that most of the time makes no fucking sense (Milk and honey make for good tea, but I’m a lioness on the sea. *crown emoji*).
And I’m fine with all that most of the time, because my Instagram is pretty shit, too (shameless plug @ReillyJude). But what gets me is that each photo looks like it took hours to set up, take the perfect shot, and then edit it to have just the right amount of grain and sepia tone (and of course the over-exaggerated face smoothing and teeth whitening).
Instagram account @The_Truth_Is_Not_Pretty is accepting their basic lifestyle and showing the truth behind the ‘gram. And there is nothing I love more than some self-deprecating humor and calling yourself out, it’s something I think we should all do a bit more.