This Is Summer, Unfiltered

Life isn’t perfect right now — and that’s OK. Instead of faking a smile, why not share something real?

While summer 2020 has been different than expected or even planned, that’s OK. The feeling of community — of creating lasting memories and of embracing new ideas — is still possible. Summer hasn’t been canceled.

We might not be making summer memories at baseball games or family barbecues, but we can share our favorite photos and memories with our loved ones. Tropical getaways and destination vacations might have been postponed, but who says an enjoyable day off requires you to step outside your home?

However you find yourself spending your summer, remember that feeling disappointed by the loss of your picture-perfect summer is all right. Instead of putting a glossy filter on and faking a smile for the world, why not share something real? Life isn’t perfect right now, and that’s OK.

We’ve encouraged the Fracture community to share an unfiltered look into their 2020 summer. This might include reimagining summer memories, a message on body positivity, or sharing how this summer’s changes have affected them. There have already been several incredible stories, including a few partnerships with some of our favorite Instagrammers. So far, all the stories have been inspiring, encouraging, and the type of positivity we want to surround ourselves with every day.

Danae wants to focus on what really matters this summer.

Summer is different this year. It is. And while that can be hard in so many ways, maybe it’s also a chance for us to reevaluate our priorities, and look at what REALLY MATTERS.

Like, hey, less ‘perfect body’ goals, and more ‘feel good, feel the sun, feel the joy’ goals.

Here’s to a new kind of summer.

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Summer is different this year. It is. And while that can be hard in so many ways, maybe it’s also a chance for us to reevaluate our priorities, and look at what REALLY MATTERS. Like, hey, less ‘perfect body’ goals, and more ‘feel good, feel the sun, feel the joy’ goals. I was challenged by @FractureMe to create something for their #SummerUnfiltered campaign, which is all about replacing perfection with what’s real and raw (#YesThisIsAnAd). This US company creates affordable glass prints — like the ones here, drawn by @stay.rare.designs. And now I’d like to challenge you too. Show me your real moments. Your honest laughs. Your silly social distancing dates with friends. Your giggles with pets. Or even your bikinis, worn on the beach or at home or anywhere in between. Whatever it is, show me you. Tag #SummerUnfiltered. I can’t wait to see. Here’s to a new kind of summer. #AgainItsAnAd #FocusOnMoments #SummerUnfiltered #WorkingWithFracture

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Jessie shared about her journey toward loving her body.

It’s okay to acknowledge that this summer is not the same, but summer still exists. It’s not perfect. Our lives aren’t perfect. There’s a lot going on in the world. It’s been hard for all of us and this challenge inspires us to be real about it. All the photos from Summer 2020 have been in my home. I miss taking photos at concerts and movie theatres, but I’m making it work! On the bright side, this summer, I’ve really been working on being body positive. I share my stretch marks and journey towards loving my body. That’s my #SummerUnfiltered.

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Summer 2018 vs. Summer 2020 ☀️ This is my #SummerUnfiltered. I absolutely adore this new challenge that was created by @fractureme (be sure to follow them and tell them that the jessie paege fandom has arrived). This challenge is all about how summer is NOT cancelled. It’s okay to acknowledge that this summer is not the same, but summer still exists. It’s not perfect. Our lives aren’t perfect. There’s a lot going on in the world. It’s been hard for all of us and this challenge inspires us to be real about it. All the photos from Summer 2020 have been in my home. I miss taking photos at concerts and movie theatres, but I’m making it work! On the bright side, this summer, I’ve really been working on being body positive. I share my stretch marks and journey towards loving my body. That’s my #SummerUnfiltered. What’s your #SummerUnfiltered? Share your photos of your life unfiltered right now. What’s something that’s different this summer? ❤️ Share your photos of your life using #SummerUnfiltered right now. #Workingwithfracture #ad #focusonmoments

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Amarachi spoke about taking care of her mental health and creating her own oasis through reading.

I’ve escaped to the mountains of Kilimanjaro, swam through the deepest parts of the Nile River, traveled to the past then to the future soaking in all that my imagination could handle. I’ve been around the galaxy, then back to earth to center my thoughts and relaxed to the most beautiful stories written by authors I forgot existed and had been sitting on my bookshelves waiting years for us to be introduced… where has your summer taken you?⁣

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Amidst this COVID summer, I’ve taken charge of my mental health by curating my own oasis, I’ve escaped to the mountains of Kilimanjaro, swam through the deepest parts of the Nile River, traveled to the past then to the future soaking in all that my imagination could handle. I’ve been around the galaxy, then back to earth to center my thoughts and relaxed to the most beautiful stories written by authors I forgot existed and had been sitting on my bookshelves waiting years for us to be introduced…. where has your summer taken you?⁣ ⁣ I’ve teamed up with @Fractureme to participate in the #summerunfiltered challenge, share your photos of your life right now using #summerunfiltered, and show how you’ve kept your energy grounded yet stimulated simultaneously! #ad #summerunfiltered⁣

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Feeling inspired?  Learn more about other empowering journeys this summer with the hashtag #SummerUnfiltered, then share your own.

About The Author

Emily Morita

Emily is a Senior Copywriting Specialist at Fracture. When she’s not traveling — or dreaming of traveling — you can find her reading at the beach. She’s a fan of musicals, talking in the third person, and Oxford commas.

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