As a woman and a mother of two beautiful girls this campaign has already impacted my thoughts on “real beauty”. I don’t ever want my girls to see themselves as anything less than “fearfully and wonderfully made”. The things of this world are not the things that make us beautiful and I am thankful that Dove is trying to open our eyes to what media images and models say to our young girls! Even I have a hard time remembering that those women don’t really look the way the magazine portrays them.
It’s sad how much the media has changed our perception of what makes a woman beautiful.
Check out these videos to see what I mean:
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The Dove Self-Esteem Fund (DSEF) was established as an agent of change to inspire and educate girls and young women about a wider definition of beauty. The DSEF is committed to help girls build positive self-esteem and a healthy body image, with a goal of reaching 5 million girls globally by 2010. It has already reached 2 million young women.
The Dove Self-Esteem Fund is part of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, a global effort designed to widen today’s stereotypical view of beauty. In the U.S., the DSEF supports the Boys and Girls Club of America and the Girls Scouts of the USA to help build confidence in girls 8-17 with after-school programs, self-esteem building events and educational resources. In the United Kingdom and other countries, the Fund supports Body Talk, an educational program about body image and self-esteem in schools. Since 2006, the Dove brand has conducted nearly 2,700 self-esteem educational workshops around the world.
- I was provided with self esteem kit for sharing this info with you.