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The Truth Behind My Edited and Retouched Photos

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Every day, millions of edited selfies are posted on apps like Instagram, SnapChat or Facebook to create a vision of our society deemed as “beautiful.” No, I am not talking about the holiday filters or puppy ears, I am referring to the filters and editing that we intentionally use to change our physical appearance to reflect an image of ourselves that is unreal.

It is my strong opinion that edited photos are not only ruining our lives but those lives we touch on social media, whether they be friends or strangers.

My entire life, I’ve struggled with addiction, which primarily started after a traumatic experience I endured when I was 17; though my childhood was also traumatic, this catastrophic sexual experience I encountered at such a ripe

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