In a world where social media has become an every day experience, it is so easy to find ourselves under pressure to appear a certain way. We add filters to our lives, sharing only the best news and the "good" (filtered) photos, in an attempt to appear like we are "winning".
The amazing Lauren of This Girl is Enough has decided to take action, and in her book Filter Free are a collection of real stories by women who have been prepared to remove all filters and share their truth.
With subjects covering a varied scope including rape, divorce, addiction and alcoholism, it is a difficult read at times; but it is a crucial reminder of the fact that behind the filters we are all human, and not being perfect is a common thread that binds us.
This following excerpt is very special to me as this is a part of my story, I am SO proud to share my truth with so many inspiring, gutsy women. For me if just one person reads about "filter free me" and it helps them to feel they are not alone, then it is worth all the fear and vulnerability that comes with putting my raw truth out into the world.
If you want to find out more, or pre-order your copy, you can do so here.
Have a fabulous weekend folks - and remember that you are perfect, you don't need to filter anything to make that so.
I am also training to walk 40 miles in 24 hours along the Cornish Coastlines to raise money for this amazing charity. If you would like to find out more, or make a donation you can do so here.