Beauty Beyond Filters

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Remember when girls went through that "selfie" phase?

It was like for every picture of their face that they posted

The hashtag was "no filter"

Followed by a billion heart emojis and smiley faces

Maybe sometimes a quote from a song

And I always thought

"There is something behind that photo"

Everyone has secrets to hide

And everyone has filters built in to their personalities

Because no one wants to feel exposed

How can we?

With this society's expecatations of perfection

And their definitions of beauty

No wonder girls have more insecurities than zits on their face

Or fat on their stomachs

The world judges and criticizes us 

But the truth is

Every person is beautiful

And the real beauty comes from the moment

We take our filters off

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