When’s the last time you didn’t look at a photo before you posted it to make sure you looked great? Or better yet, when’s the last time you posted a photo you didn’t alter in some way? Social media has provided us a way to connect. That intent has now morphed into a flood of filtered portrayals of our reality, edited just so everything is serene. While most of enjoy seeing our friends and family from afar, the idea of connection through the medium of social media has taken a back seat. The priority now seems to be sharing a skewed representation of reality and the hopes that we’ll get “likes” and smiley faces and comments. While acknowledgement and warmth is something we all desire in reality, people are associating their self-worth with their social media popularity. A dangerous recipe for depression and anxiety that’s contributing to the sky rocketing need for mental health treatment especially in young adults. Of course this was not the original intent of social media, but here we are, decades later, trying to explain to kids that real relationships matter more than how many “likes” they get.
What if we had an alternative? A way to connect online that takes out the social pressures and gets us back to sharing all parts of our lives with no alterations, no filters, just authenticity. Storytelling and memories that matter from loved ones filling your timeline so years from now you’ll have a database of your real life to share with future generations. We’ve created a space for you to capture your stories that show who you really are and what you’re truly worth.