“Life online can be adorable and funny and connected and it can also be a manifestation of deep insecurity and faux perfection.”
This is singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton.
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She’s most known for her piano-driven early-’00s hit song, « A Thousand Miles. »
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Now 35 years old, Carlton still makes music and recently celebrated the birth of her first child last year.
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She recently posted a heartfelt message on Instagram about the effects of social media and body image, saying, « Normally exposing myself like this would feel mortifying and inappropriate to me. »
In her photo caption, she wrote about how she could've made her abs in the photo above look perfect, but then she'd be complicit in having young women feel terrible about their own bodies.
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