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28-årige Kaviya lufter sit beskidte vasketøj i kamp mod Instagram

Gennem en række tegninger af sin uperfekte hverdag, ønsker den indiske kunstner at gøre op med de sociale mediers fremstilling af kvindekroppen.

Kaviya Ilango er virkelig træt af Instagram.

Eller det vil sige – hun er virkelig træt af den måde, som folk bruger det sociale medie på.

For bag de utallige glansbillederne af perfekte ansigter, middagsretter, fitnesscentre og smart tøj, ligger der ifølge den 28-årige inder en helt anden virkelighed.

“Jeg er en del af en generation som dagligt kæmper med seriøse problemer. Komplicerede parforhold, dårligt mentalt helbred, afhængighed af mobiltelefoner, seksualitet og et dårlige selvbilleder. Derfor følte jeg, at der var behov for at tage de her taburiserede emner op og hjælpe med at starte en åben samtale om dem online,” siger hun til mediet Quartz.

Som modsvar til de populære hashtags ‘’100 dages træning’ eller ’100 dages lykke’ har hun derfor startet: #100DaysOfDirtyLaundry.

Et hashtag, som hun siden juni har brugt til at skildre sin uperfekte hverdag.

Det første post handlede eksempelvis om det tabu det er, hvis man som kvinde kommer til at prutte foran sin kæreste.

#100daysofdirtylaundry Day 1 – #farts . I sometimes love loud, smelly farts and I cannot lie. . . All my life I had been conditioned to believe that farts are ugly. That if you ever find yourself in a social situation where you had this uncontrollable urge to fart, you waged a war on it, fought it out till it died a slow, silent death. And then when the aroma starts to diffuse around the room, you slowly but disgustingly look around trying to pass on the blame onto unsuspecting grand mommies or even your dog. . . . All this drama, till I read this article that screamed, Don't hold your farts, you could die. Ok, not that dramatic a headline, but still it went to say how it's always, always better to let go of your flatulences and it is actually an indicator of your well-being. Farts are just our digestive systems working it out and it even went on to say that inhaling farts (containing hydrogen sulphides) actually reduces our risks of strokes. . . . My favourite fart yet? (Judge me, it's ok) – The second time I farted when I was around my guy. The first time I did, must have been hardly one month into our relationship, it was a super noisy one and I went red with embarrassment and ran into the washroom. But the second time? Oh it was such a hell of a smelly, noisy one that I should have jumped onto a rocket and disappeared into space. But what did I do? I went into a manic fit of laughter. So did he. And that's when I knew, hey this relationship is here to stay. And so are the farts. . . So all I am saying is, go fart away 🙂 . . . . (Model ref: Myntra) #wallflowergirlsays #farts #flatulence #gas

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Et andet belyser det forkvaklede forhold, som mange kvinder har til deres eget udseende.

Der er rigtig mange af tegningerne som handler om, hvilken effekt de sociale medier har på unges helbred og selvbillede.

#100daysofdirtylaundry Day 75 – Claustrophobic. . #wherestheexitdoor? #lookwhereevolutiongotus #theironyofpostingithere 🙊 #technologyaddiction #wallflowergirlsays . . (Awkward hi to all the humans and instagram bots who've joined since last week 🙋🏾‍♀️ It's been a crazy week, the #100daysofdirtylaundry project got published on Indian news platforms, got translated in Russian, French and German magazines, I had my own clickbait headline and I gloriously fumbled my way through a radio talk show. I'm not a trained artist, so all this is kind of honestly overwhelming 🙈 Just writing in to thank everyone who reached out and saw value in my little project and words. If I haven't responded to your DMs/comments, excuse my social awkwardness, appreciate each of your msgs 🙂)

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Kaviya Ilangos er ikke alene med de her tanker. Gennem de sidste par måneder er hun blevet kontaktet af kvinder fra hele verden, som har fortalte hende, hvor meget tegningerne minder om deres liv.

“Det fortæller jo bare, at uanset hvor du befinder dig i verden, så er de følelser, vi har, og de erfaringer, vi gør os, stort set de samme”, siger Kaviya til Quartz.

Kaviya Ilango har indtil nu postet 81 af de 100 opslag.

Så hun mangler stadig at få luftet de sidste 19 stykker snavset vasketøj.

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