People are embracing their 'flaws' by posting body-positive #SideProfileSelfies

How many times have you made friends delete snaps of you because you didn’t like how your features looked?

Maybe it was the dreaded “red eye” that crept in, or a case of too many hairs out of place, or just something you’re far more used to spotting, like a supposedly crooked nose or “wonky” eyes.

Chances are you’ve had these thoughts, and you’re not alone. Research conducted by Glamour found that, on average, women have 13 negative body thoughts daily — nearly one for every hour we’re awake.

Out of the more than 300 women surveyed, a “disturbing” amount of them confess to having 35, 50, or even 100 hateful thoughts about their body features each day.

It’s all about loving what you’ve got. (Photo: Rex)

But one woman is determined to reclaim the feature she hates most about her body: her nose.

Radhika Sanghani is calling on women to stop hiding away from side-profile photos by doing the exact opposite and encouraging them instead.

Writing for Grazia, Sanghani said, “I grew up thinking that you can’t be beautiful unless you have a snub little ski-slope of a nose, like Kate Middleton or Mila Kunis — and I know other women have too. There just aren’t enough larger-nosed ladies with stereotypically ‘hot’ roles in movies or ad campaigns to make us think an aquiline profile can be pretty.”

She posted a #SideProfileSelfie on Twitter and other women quickly followed suit.

Sanghani pointed out that back in the day, strong, Roman noses were considered powerful. If they were enviable then, why can’t they be once more?

“My theory is beauty standards have lauded small noses over big ones because they fit in with the idea of women being delicate, dainty, and not taking up space, she continued. “But we’re not. We’re bold, strong, and we can take up as much space as we want, even with our bodies.”

Already the movement’s caught some traction, with many women uploading their pictures in support.

Hopefully soon enough we’ll all be able to take selfies without worrying about being caught at the “wrong” angle ever again.

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