Persona v. Reality

Persona-v-RealityIn a delightful blog post on the website Bustle, Olivia Muenter describes the truth behind her Instagram selfies. An excerpt:

I, like most people, post the things that are going to reflect the best aspects of my life and personality. Also my face. Because selfies. Why, yes, I do drink coffee at hip cafes and order things online from J.Crew. Oh, don’t mind me, just a picture of my new Nikes and me heading to spin class. Because I’m fit. Obviously (I’m not). Oh, look! I’m doing a juice cleanse. I buy peonies! I read books! I am well-rounded! I have shoes!

You know, the important parts of my life.

Anyway, as a sort of confession: here is what I’m really doing in all those Instagrams vs. what I presented to the world. Prepare to be shocked.

Read it all, with pictures: WHAT I INSTAGRAMMED VS. WHAT WAS REALLY HAPPENING, OR MY ENTIRE LIFE IS A LIE