#HalfTheStory

Image provided by: Carrie Carlisle

Image provided by: Carrie Carlisle

We take pictures.  We edit.  We post them to our blog.  We take pictures.  We edit.  We post them to Instagram.  We take parts of our lives.  We edit.  We post them to Twitter.

 

 

Take. Edit. Post.

 

Take. Edit. Post.

 

As bloggers, or simply young adults growing up in this century, it is almost second nature to take a moment, edit it and immediately send it out to be seen by the masses.  The pressure to make school seem easy and stress-free, to make your life seem fun and exciting, and to make yourself seem prepared and put together is always present.  It seems to be inevitable that when you get on social media part of you gets a little upset with yourself.  Why can’t I be as pretty as them?  Why can’t I have everything they have? Why can’t I be as effortlessly perfect as them?  The problem is we spend so much of our lives editing, we forget that everyone else is editing too.

 

Enter the #HalfTheStory campaign.  #HalfTheStory was started by Larissa May when she realized she was guilty of only sharing the perfect and glamorous parts of her life on social media.  She started the movement to make everyone realize that even for the most polished celebs, life isn’t perfect.

 

While not directly linked to the movement, we do seem to be able to see more of people’s real lives now.  “Behind the Gram” posts were so popular for a while and shared how even the simplest picture was not easy.

 

Join the movement today and share your other half of the story!  What do you love that you aren’t talking about?  What are you keeping to yourself that could help others?  Go to www.halfthestoryproject.com and follow the instructions on how to join; and be sure to follow #HalfTheStory on Instagram.