As the mom of a teenage girl, I have a front row seat to the good, the bad, and the heartbreaking ways social media influences teens. The struggle to fit in with peers that every teen generation is tasked to navigate has only proliferated with technology. Now it’s not just presenting your best self at school, on the field, or at parties, the bigger challenge is perfecting an Instagram-ready look 24/7.
What’s the Instagram-ready look demand? Make-up on fleek, hair just right, clothes on point, and an aesthetic that visually competes. But what about flaws like pimples or cellulite? There are plenty of photo apps for that.
Sounds like a lot of work right?
Walk for a moment, if you will, in a teen’s shoes where the digital image is the reality. Perfection is the aspiration. You must portray the perfect friends, perfect body, and perfect relationships. Cleverness is a…