Monday, 16 September 2013
Treasure Your Uniqueness!!!
I remember watching and sharing a video with many friends & participants on: “Make up is not all”. It was a campaign by a company on “self-esteem fund: restoring self worth of your daughter”.
It showed a model’s make-up being done. Her picture was then photoshopped to show a picture perfect woman. “No wonder our perception of beauty is distorted”
Here is the 1 minute video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U). Or click on the video below:
A friend recently shared a 4 minute video. It is a speech by Jean Kilbourne: “Killing us softly”.
Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWKXit_3rpQ#t=130 Or on the video below:
It is quite apt, touching & true. Our self-worth is shaped by media & advertisements. Women are most often presented in the media as picture perfect, leading to a lot of women feeling less than perfect. Jean talks about how this leads to violence against women. Her website (http://www.jeankilbourne.com)
- - Cindy Crawford said: “I wish I looked like Cindy Crawford!!!”
- - Kate Winslet (about her picture on cover of GQ magazine) : “The alterations were made without my consent. I don’t look like that & I don’t desire to look like that. I can tell you that they have reduced the size of my legs by 1/3rd!!!”
Time has come to appreciate our inner beauty and uniqueness. Let’s stop governing our view of self & others by projected perceptions!
May this mail inspire you to reconnect with how uniquely beautiful you are. I read this on another blog: “If you did not exist, there would be a hole in creation, a gap in history, something missing from the plan for humankind. Treasure your uniqueness. It is a gift given only to you. Enjoy it and share it!”