2 days ago
Victoria garrick (@victoriagarrick
) is no stranger to finding balance in the face of pressure. as a public speaker, content creator and former student athlete, she speaks openly about the real pressures of social comparison. “the pressure to be perfect stems from a societal belief that perfection is the only way to be good enough,” says victoria. “i tried to attain these unrealistic standards of beauty, get straight as in school, become a star athlete and constantly seem happy. i was so consumed with portraying a perfect image and pretty instagram aesthetic that i lost sight of what it meant to be me,” she says. “when i finally realized i was living for likes and validation from others online, i wanted to find a way to get back to being real and authentic.”
instagram partnered with the jed foundation (@jedfoundation
) to create a toolkit addressing the pressure to be perfect, recognizing that what you see posted by others is just one part of their story. tap the link in our bio to learn more about how to make your time on instagram be positive, inspiring and intentional.