What Instagram Would Look Like If We Were All Honest

If everybody on Instagram was honest about their lives, it would look a whole lot different. Instead of pretty photos of in-demand pastries, it would show the 40 minutes of waiting and complaining about hunger. Chipped nails would oust perfectly manicured snaps. Shots of Netflix binges and leftover pizza would be more prevalent than group pictures outside glamorous nightclubs. That's why one Instagram account is aiming to take away the filters to show women in real life.

WomenIRL features imperfect moments from ladies everywhere — the truth behind the perfect snapshots. Started by Real Simple, the account points out how social media distorts reality for viewers and posters alike. At the 2015 SXSW debate about WomenIRL, Real Simple staged a pressing question: "What are the psychological implications of appearing and/or aspiring to social media 'perfection' and how does cropping out parts of our lives – the disappointments, mediocre meals, unruly children – lead to feelings of duality?"

Check out these images from real women in real situations, and remember that Instagram typically shows the best angle of everything. If we all posted with fewer filters and a bit more honestly, perhaps we could finally capture the refreshing essence of real life!

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"19 years later he's still saving the good stationary... Maybe next year."

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"Husband: So are we no longer showering and just spraying stuff into our hair?

Me: Yes."

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"The roof of my frozen car was a slip and slide for my cereal this morning... at least the bowl didn't break."

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"More accurate."

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"Our daughter divided her diary into topic areas. She's SEVEN years old."

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"Tired moms = typos (...er writos)"

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"The only legit reason there is to miss your scheduled Barre3 class: You forgot you went to bed with the hairstyle your nine year-old gave you . . . and there's just no recovering from that in five minutes."

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"My son drew a picture of Mommy as I'm sick right now. Complete with germs in my body, watering eyes, and a pile of tissues next to me. But I still sport a smile on my face according to him."

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"Here's a fun matching game!"

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"One of the most successful bundt cakes I have made."

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"You know it's going to be a good day when your toaster literally bursts into flames first thing in the morning. Awesome."

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"Is it Friday yet?"

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"Dishes for days."