Tyra BanksWhy is it that when people post a ‘raw and unfiltered’ selfie they all of a sudden feel the need to qualify the picture with some profound statement on being natural or they make a goofy face?

Despite that odd thing I notice every time one of these pictures float around on social media I do understand Tyra’s intent when she posted the above picture with a message.

Going raw and unfiltered seems to be sort of a break from the norm, something us women tend to not do very often. Just last night I saw a video with about 10 apps on one woman’s iphone for filtering and altering photographs. What does this say about us girls?

As we strive to become more natural, putting away the lashes, ditching the weaves, and putting the make up away sometimes it might be difficult for us to just accept everything flaws and all.

The cool thing is if you practice acceptance it will come natural again like it used to, before we had filters, ‘flaw fixers’ and photoshop.

Here is what Tyra had to say about being raw and unfiltered:

‘You know how people say #no filter but you know there’s a freakin’ filter on their pic? Or maybe there’s a smidge of retouching going on but they’re lying and saying it’s all raw & real?

Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me. I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, “Naw, Ty. Show ’em the REAL you. 

So…here I am. Raw. And there YOU are…looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you’re thinking, “Whoa, she looks ROUGH.” And if you are, great! You deserve to see THE real me. The really real me. #RawAndReal’  

Cheers to being raw and unfiltered at least a few times a week!