Today we’re going to show you the real us. The uncurated us. The us we don’t always let you see.
Scrolling through our social news feeds these days is like watching everyone’s happiness flash before your eyes. It’s our lives up in lights, as shining stars. Showing off. Glitzy and glamorous full of likes and compliments. It’s the perfectly crafted, edited, photoshopped, filtered version of ourselves. But it’s not always the full version of ourselves.
While we so greatly believe that we should still applaud and recognize life’s incredible moments on social media – exotic trips, beautiful engagements, adorable children, power-house promotions – it’s important to acknowledge that it’s not the full story. But, most of the time, that’s all you ever see. Very rarely do you see the struggles, the challenges, the tears, the fight. Because there is something so scary about being vulnerable and honest, open to embarrassment and judgement from others.
What if, starting today, you uncurated your life on social media? What if you shared something private – a difficult experience, a not-so-attractive photo – that you wouldn’t typically put up online? Your participation can be a tweet, a blog post, a photo with a caption, or an update (or two!) on Facebook. As much or as little as you want. What if your honesty and authenticity were what you got you likes, shares and compliments? Today Quarterlette and our partners will be doing just that and we challenge you to join us for a day of being honest, empathetic, brave, and empowered.
Supporting Partners (in no particular order)
Allison Brooke, Allison Brooke MUA
Carly Williams, Founder of The Sideways Approach
Emi Melker, Co-Founder of 101 Management
Meagan Hooper, Founder of bSmart Guide
Alexis Sclamberg, Co-Founder of Elevate GenY
Whitney Heckathorne, Founder of A Toast
Meagan Lopez, Author of Three Questions
Lisa Mayer, Founder of My Social Canvas
Tess Konter, Founder of QuinTESSential Blog
Katie Bartels, Founder of Katie Bartels Jewelry
Michela, The Lovely it Girl
Liz Teich, The Brooklyn Stylist
Meaghan, Founder of The Fit Crasher