We all knew the Force was with her, but damn… the force is really with her on this latest picture. Daisy Ridley, who rose to fame thanks to her role as Rey in the latest Star Wars film, is making headlines today for being plain old awesome.
You see, the 24-year-old just called BS on the #NoMakeup selfies floating around out there by posting one herself. Except there’s a huge twist.
3 of these statements aren’t true… Social media is great but also a bit scary cause what people post is the most filtered, most carefully chosen and cleverly edited moments of their lives. And self esteem is a huge issue for people around the world. My skin isn’t great so I don’t post no make up selfies, much as I’d like to; I have a trainer urging me on in workouts and don’t include all the times I say ‘I can’t do it’ and I don’t smile all the time but I like to share the pictures where I am. But I actually do love myself, I try to think good thoughts always and am surrounded by the most wonderful people, so I’m keeping it balanced (like the Force, obvs). Just thought I’d say 🙂
As the caption states, three of those statements aren’t true. Obviously Ridley is wearing makeup in this extremely filtered image, and it’s all to make a point: that we need to love ourselves the way we are by posting honest images of our lives.
With the power of social media these days, it’s true that it’s all too easy to fall into the filtered way of life. For example, we don’t post sweaty, gross pictures of ourselves after a really hard workout. Instead, we share our pretty new workout clothes and perfect ponytails before we get into the grind.
In this specific example above, Ridley admits she doesn’t have the greatest skin, so she doesn’t post makeup-free selfies. We feel you there, sister. But she loves herself anyhow, and isn’t that the most important message of all?
“But I actually do love myself, I try to think good thoughts always and am surrounded by the most wonderful people, so I’m keeping it balanced (like the Force, obvs). Just thought I’d say :)” she writes.
As if we weren’t already jealous of all the little girls who get to grow up with Rey as a role model. Now we get to be jealous of all the little girls who get to grow up with an awesome actress fulfilling that role model status to the fullest too.
Now that’s what we call keeping it real.