The Impact of Social Media on the Perception of Beauty and We Do Project

While the power of social media is growing unstoppably every day, how are we affected by it? In this article, I wanted to write about the effects of social media on our psychology, on our perception of beauty and even on our perception of the world, and I wanted to talk about the best attempt on this topic. The project is run by We Do and 19-year-old university student Zeynep Karali. The beauty perception imposed on us by social media, the social judgments that we have difficulty in overcoming, and the problems of self-confidence, are the subjects of the problems of many people today, but they cannot be talked about. Read on to find out more.
Social media, which slowly entered our lives in the 90s, has become unthinkable today. It would be crazy to think that the social media that witnessed mass movements, fashion trends, war announcements would not have a say in our way of perceiving beauty. So how realistic is this perception of beauty created by social media? In particular, how to approach these trends, which seriously affect women's appearances and show people as fabricated production?

From 32 to Kardashian's ass

The perception of beauty changes so quickly that our poor bodies and minds often find it hard to follow. In a period, such as Tumblr, Instagram, WeHeartIt sites on each other thin bodies were considered beautiful. It had progressed to such a point that eating disorders were being encouraged. Throughout the Internet, pro-anorexia sites have been opened, and many people's lives have changed in a way that may not be reversed. Not long after that, an incredible fitness stream began, and this time everyone wanted sefer thigh gap dı and fitness sixpack Bun began. People from women to men took drugs for this purpose, the ones who lost their lives. Shortly before, the Kardashians seized our world and an hourglass shape was required in the female body. It came to a point that people began to fall under the knife to comply with this beauty standard began to be accepted worldwide. Trying to comply with this rapidly changing perception of beauty in every three or three years is very tired of our bodies and minds. At some point, we understood that we did not make these changes for ourselves, but for the purpose of complying with the standards imposed on us by society and to be accepted as a kind of acceptance.



Eating disorders occur in one of every 1000 young girls

Even if there are many reasons for eating disorders, the standards created by the society we are in cannot be ignored. According to a study conducted by an eating disorder treatment center in Chicago, 50 percent of the young patients in their bodies have triggered and affected the social media. Florida State University, another study, found a correlation between the use of Facebook and Instagram and eating disorders. Blogs and forums such as pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia in social media also affect many young people's lives in some cases. If you experience eating disorders, please contact a professional and get help.

Learn to love ourselves


Learning to love ourselves is a challenging process for many of us. Everyone will have their own experiences and methods on this path. None better, not worse. All our own processes, our own journey. One of the things that we understand in this journey is that social media now has a definite place in our lives and is independent of individuals. It is in our hands to fight, fight, raise awareness. We all have this power in our hands, we must start to change ourselves first: to accept what we have, to love and to be happy and proud of it.

What is We Do?

We Do We We are stronger together “is actually a project. If I quote exactly from the words of the project's producer Zeynep Karali: We Do is actually asked at a table of 4 people who have dealt with many issues such as the perception of beauty and social judgment, which are thought to be imposed on them through the media tools that today's generation has found themselves, based on the questions they share and share a collective photo work.

The first meeting of the We Do team

Zeynep, who has the idea of this project, and three beautiful women came together and realized the first stage of the We Do project. They talked about art, self-confidence problems and Norwegian baths. Zeynep also listened, noted, wrote and took lots of photos. In the following stages, Zeynep will continue to meet with the other participants of the project. Each time we will hear new stories and witness the moments. For now, we can get you to read the conversation of four different women.

'it is better to compliment me on something that can be changed. For someone's eyes, hair, or physics, rather than praise for their taste. It can be the coffee I read or the book I read, because these are the things that I have shaped, and after this compliment, we can go beyond thank you, because the subject is opened.'


Stay on track

To learn more about the project and want to follow the next process, Zeynep's instagram account (@katiphoto) and web sites
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