When Lisa Schwartz started her public relations career in 2007, she was very self-conscious about what she posted on social media.
Instead of uploading a lascivious selfie, she posted a harmless landscape photo of the place she had been to, worrying that her colleagues and clients would think of her.
“You don’t want to be too sexy or show too much skin,” Schwartz is now 35 years old and working with the Miami Diamond Public Relations department, he told The Post. “There is a feeling that if you [publish a sexy photo], you are not so professional, and your priorities may be slightly off.”
But in the past year, she experienced a breakup, started going to the gym and sharing her physical changes on social media. She is no longer ashamed to post photos of her sideboards wearing bikinis in Miami Beach or sipping cocktails in Jamaican swimsuits.
She attributed the #metoo movement to her newly discovered lack of inhibition. She used to think that she must be modest to protect herself from the judgment of colleagues and clients, but it is no longer the case.
Schwartz said: “Before, as a woman, you are afraid that other people will think, because I am revealing the skin, I am a fool or a curse.” “[#MeToo] just changed everything.”
Called bikini feminism. As a result of the end of sexual violence and the campaign to support the victims, some women said they are no longer worried about playing on the social media wearing thin swimwear because of fears of professional consequences. Publish #MeToo, they are free to publish racy Instagrams. Men should take appropriate action instead of letting women act appropriately.
Julia Cavalieri, a 29-year-old marketing manager based in Miami, said she wouldn’t think twice before uploading her swimsuit while relaxing on the yacht. She attributes her online confidence to social media, physical activity and the rise of #MeToo.
“I live in Miami, so half of my life is wearing a swimsuit,” Cavalieri said. “I have confidence in my body.”
She said other women in her industry are doing the same thing.
“In my network, they share similar things, so they always support us to comment on each other’s photos,” she said. “We have a lot of friendly jokes.”
At the same time, 28-year-old investment banker and media training service coach, Madelaine O’Connell, said she was reluctant to use her body-building photos to promote her when she started her banking career in 2015. The fitness aspect of the embarrassment.
“I want to rise in the financial ranks, so I want to separate my two worlds,” she said.
But in the past year, she started promoting her fitness show on Instagram, posting photos of her own cropped tops and tights or bikinis.
“A lot of my [fitness] work is showing my body… I work hard to achieve this. I don’t think it will affect my [daily work],” O’Connell, who works on Wall Street. “[#MeToo] plays a role of women’s empowerment both inside and outside the workplace.”
However, some people say that women should think twice before posting on Instagram.
Patrick Ambron, founder of BrandYourself.com, said: “It’s a good thing to understand your career goals and their presence on the web.” The service helps people and companies manage their online reputation. . “The truth of the matter is that your online presence is more rigorous than ever before.”