I’m not quite sure I buy this premise, but it’s thought-provoking. Or it’s something-provoking, anyway:
Is it seeking validation? Maybe. But is there anything wrong with that?
Don’t we all want validation for things?
Sure, I’m capable of enjoying a meal without Instagramming it, but if I’ve spent three hours baking a cake then, hell yes, I want to hear someone else say it looks good.
Bodies are no different.
Different time frame, I’d bet.
And if you must, I suggest some of her rules for greater anonymity:
3. Make sure the background is neutral and doesn’t include personal items or identifying features — even wallpaper or doorhandles could be obvious to a close friend.
7. Consider using tricks like close-ups, unusual angles or black and white filters to make it especially anonymous.
In a lifetime, I’ve received exactly two of these, which is twice as many as I’ve actually sent.