When two friends tag you on Facebook about the same movie that a third friend messaged you on, you listen. All three happened within hours. Apparently my obsession for discussing all things self-esteem is well known.
I was thrilled they shared this with me.
The creative genius behind Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty has come up with another incredible way to get women to see themselves as beautiful.
I loved Dove’s first campaign showing a beautiful woman go through the hair, makeup and retouching process.
The video helped non-professionals visualize the process that many magazine covers go through. In so doing, I believe they helped give women and girls a tool to undo damage by comparison.
However, I did criticize that the “real” women they feature in ads are still chosen from casting calls for being exceptionally beautiful. No matter that they are a company selling products, I can’t deny that they are taking a risk to actually address what every woman and girl needs to hear.
Please watch both movies. I am immensely happy that Dove is taking the leap to address a problem that people are growing more and more ready to remedy.
This soldier feels hopeful that change in the battle for healthy self-esteem is imminent.
What signs are you seeing that self-esteem can change for the better?
There are signs of improving self-esteem all around us. Share in the comments if you’ve seen or had a positive self-esteem moment lately!
Iman Woods is an American artist who specializes in pin-up photography. Through a unique and therapeutic process, she’s spent over a decade in perfecting, Iman helps women undo the damage from a negative self-image and unrealistic beauty industry expectations. She helps women embrace their own style of beauty and see themselves in a new light. You can find her on her website, Iman Woods.