Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison shares inspirational message to social media
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Former Geordie Shore star, reality TV personality and podcast host, Vicky Pattison is always very vocal on her social media platforms about body confidence, mental health, society’s expectation of women and much more.
In a recent post to Instagram, the Wallsend-born star shared two images of herself side by side wearing a black bikini. In the first image, Vicky can be seen in a flattering pose, with the Instagram like graphic edited onto the image, reading the number 912.
The second image is Vicky in a much more natural pose and position. However in this one, Vicky has edited the Instagram like graphic to read the number 0.
The 35-year-old posted a lengthy caption to accompany the images, which read: “A million likes will never be enough if you don’t like yourself.
“Whether we like it or not, social media is a huge part of most of our lives now.. and if we use it in a healthy way it can be an incredible place to share beautiful moments from your life, to keep in touch with friends, to build a community, to learn & to inspire others! However it’s becoming increasingly common for social media to have a dangerous hold over us & sadly it’s super easy to just slip into an unhealthy relationship with those tiny little squares.
“Instagram has this weird way of making me feel inadequate.. I open the app in a perfectly good mood, content with my body & happy with my little life but before I know it after just 5 minutes of idly scrolling I end up feeling like my tummy isn’t flat enough, I’m not working hard enough & that I’m a failure because I don’t have 3 Lamborghinis parked in my driveway & 5 adorable children all in matching outfits as well as a buzzing social life & a thriving crypto currency portfolio.
Comparison culture truly is the thief of joy - it takes us from being proud of our bodies to wishing we had flat stomachs or bigger bums like the influencers, we go from loving our crazy house full of laughter & chaos to wishing we had one of those perfectly tidy, all cream everything ones from that home account you follow, we transition seamlessly from feeling good about ourselves to feeling inferior... All because of someone’s carefully curated highlight reel.
We need to realise that nothing is really as it seems on social media & instead of counting other peoples super cars, designer handbags and perfect children we should count our blessings.
Next time you open this sneaky little app - resist the temptation to compare your life to a snapshot that doesn’t represent the entire truth. Resist the temptation to post what you THINK people want to see rather than the real you! Resist the temptation to try and compete with virtual strangers online in a competition that no one is ever going to win.
Just be unapologetically you... and understand that regardless of many likes, comments or views you get - you are enough.”
Vicky’s post racked up over 50 thousand likes which is continuously growing. In the comment section fellow celebrities, family and friends of Vicky complimented her.
Newcastle United WAG Charlotte Trippier wrote: “Love this”, with a clapping emoji and red heart emoji. Vicky’s mother also commented, writing: “Both gorgeous” in regard to the images.