Wow. Sometimes sappiness comes over me, but I watched every single second of this video then cried like a baby. It just goes to show that we as women are harder on ourselves than others. My heart lifted when the women were able to see the different versions of themselves. Please, take a moment to watch:
In one of the most famous Dove films, Real Beauty Sketches explores the gap between how others perceive us and how we perceive ourselves. Each woman is the subject of two portraits drawn by FBI-trained forensic artist Gil Zamora: one based on her own description, and the other using a stranger’s observations. The results are surprising…
Dove has always worked hard at showing women, like me, what beautiful is. They have different sizes, different races, different styles. Bottom line is we are all women and we are all beautiful.
Did You Know
- 8 out of 10 women encounter negativity on social media that is hurtful/destructive to their self-esteem—many of music’s own have been affected/attacked this year
- Social media can bombard women and girls with messages that are hurtful and destructive to their self-esteem and confidence
- 82% of women feel the beauty standards set by social media are unrealistic
- 4 out of every 5 negative tweets about beauty and body image are women talking about themselves
- Women do not realize the messages they post are contributing to negative mindsets and behavior about beauty online
- Only 9% of women admit to posting negative comments on social media
With that being said how about we help Dove turn a negative tweet into something beautiful? I know you think it may be a losing battle, but it’s possible.
- How the #SpeakBeautiful technology works:
- A negative tweet is posted
- Technology will identify a negative word about beauty, appearance and body image that has been posted
- Algorithm will trigger constructive and accessible advice to consider for more positive online language and habits
- Algorithm prompts 1:1, non-automated response back to real women online
- Responses will come from social media, self-esteem experts and influencers, who have collaborated with Dove and Twitter
- Technology will encourage women to speak with more confidence, optimism and kindness about beauty
We all can make a change and #SpeakBeautiful the question is will you?