What is beauty? Reflection on social media

Mirror mirror on the wall  who's the fairest of them all?

In the pursuit of beauty, starved for attention, in need of perfection, filtered, distorted, instant beauty, snap and post.  In the dark looking for a like, follow me!

How are teenangers using social media to express themselves.  Are we using it  to celebrate how we are unique? In search of what to be like - in order to be liked? 

How is social media affecting our perception of beauty and of ourselves?  Is the  beauty we post an attraction or  a distraction? 

Original Post

 hello Kaley.

This is a very interesting topic to look into, especially when relating beauty with the social media and its impact.

here is what i think about beauty, and some information i got on the link below about beauty.

True beauty is reflected in one's soul—being truthful, honest, helpful, and trustworthy. Smiling at others even when you are having a bad day, complimenting someone and meaning it, spending time with family and friends, kindness, and most importantly being the best person that you can be.

types of beauty.

natural Beauty : the quality of being physically attractive, give pleasure to the senses of mind. The beauty that you are born with.

physical beauty : Physical attractiveness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing or beautiful.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_attractiveness)

looking forward to your next post.

all the best.


Hey Kailey,


I really like that you are looking into a very current and relevant topic. Many people are now starting to challenge beauty standards and are questioning whether or not they are necessary. Additionally, people are looking at how these standards affect individuals, specifically younger teenagers. I think it would also be neat if you looked slightly into how "beautiful" people are perceived by society and, inversely, how "ugly" people are. It would also be neat if you tied this into the (true or false) idea that social media doesn't truly represent people, it just shows a snapshot of what they want the world to see.


Good luck, I'm excited to see what you find,


Add Reply