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People are sharing photos of how much they’ve changed in a decade

Cats, careers, and stylish Glow Ups are all here.


Siobhan Ball

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 18, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 10:42 pm CDT

With the decade coming to a close, people are participating in the Glow Up challenge of the decade: sharing photos of themselves from 2009 next to ones from 2019.

Noelle Stevenson, the creator of Lumberjanes and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, attached the caption: “Drama club gremlin, you have no idea what you’re in for.”

Some people are sharing their decade-long spectacular Glow Ups that touch on professional and life achievements, as well as style.

While this guy flat out refused, saying “i’d do the 2009-2019 challenge but i’m not interested in documenting a decade of me being ugly for the internet’s sake so there you go.”

Twitter user @ladycoffee had the disturbing realization that high school for her was a decade ago (it comes for us all in time).

While others have taken that realization farther with the “how hard did aging hit you” variation on the original challenge.

And the true heroes of the hour have applied the challenge to their pets instead.


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*First Published: Nov 18, 2019, 2:30 pm CST