This past Tuesday, Radhika Sanghani, a UK based freelance journalist, shared a photo of herself on Twitter to try and help normalize big noses. She dubbed the campaign #sideprofileselfie, and encouraged others to share their own pictures.
Sanghani explained her motivation to start the movement in a piece for Grazia Daily, saying, "I’ve spent my whole life hiding from a side-profile photograph."
I grew up thinking that you can’t be beautiful unless you have a snub little ski-slope of a nose, like Kate Middleton or Mila Kunis — and I know other women have too [...] I feel like the only taboo that hasn’t been broken is the big nose, and it’s not right. We've seen the unfiltered spotty skin, the stretch marks, the cellulite and the body hair all being reclaimed as our own and beautiful online. But noses are still hidden in subtle head tilts and awkward poses. We need change. It’s why I’m using this article to launch the #sideprofileselfie.