I apologize for being MIA for a while! Sometimes life just catches up with me, and I put this blog on hold. Funny, though... because writing to you all is exactly what I need when life gets to be too hectic! I recently saw a commercial on TV that brought me to tears, and I wanted to share it with you all.
Dove Self-Esteem "Growing Up"
Dove is an organization I have admired for years for their Campaign for Real Beauty. Instead of focusing on "anti wrinkle" creams, or "anti aging" serums, Dove is devoted to encouraging a healthy body image, and promoting self-esteem to young women. Dove actually has workshops dedicated to helping girls see themselves as beautiful. In a study they conducted, only 4% of women around the world considered themselves to be beautiful. 4%??? That means that 96% of the women on this planet are wishing and hoping to change something about themselves. I am completely horrified at that statistic. Thank goodness for organizations like Dove, who are taking steps to change the way society interprets beauty.
It is so important to spread positive messages to women of all ages. To inspire them to be themselves, to create themselves and empower themselves. Maybe this video touched a piece of my heart because of the little gymnasts and athletes involved. But maybe it just reminded me of the little girl I used to be.
This little Allison to the left sure did feel beautiful! I have been so lucky to have strong women in my life who helped to do for me what Dove is doing for girls all over the world. I think it's time to spread the wealth.
Day 28: Tell someone she is beautiful. Share Dove's message and reach out to someone. Start a chain reaction... and put a smile on someone's face!
Guess who only uses Dove products!?>>>>>> THIS GIRL! I am a very proud Dove consumer... and I hope to join in their campaign for real beauty!