Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What do you think?

As a soon to be mother of two daughters, Dove's recent publicity campaign has got me thinking.

Dove published this with the video: Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So, we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.

I find it interesting, not going to get into the debate of the people the selected, you an argue that on youtube if you want. :) It is just a reminder that the image we put out on ourselves isn't always what other people see. What we feel inside is not always what other people see either. Learning to love ourselves is probably one of the hardest things to accomplish. 

How I talk about myself is going to set an example on how my girls will grow up. I know that I have caught myself many times about to talk bad about myself and my daughter was standing there. It is one lesson I don't want to teach her.

This is not sponsored by Dove, in fact I don't think I use any Dove products it just made me think so I thought I would share.

What do you think? Would your picture be that much different?


  1. I just saw that on another blog! It is so powerful. I want so much to be able to instill a sense of confidence and appreciation for her own beauty in my daughter. I think my picture probably would be different. I think we really are our own worst critics!

  2. I applaud Dove for bringing this topic to light...even though it is just a marketing tool. As a recovering anorexic, what I will teach my future children about self esteem is something I think of often. I want to do everything I can to make sure my future children don't ever have this issue.

  3. I haven't watched this video says to try again later...but I know I too am guilty for talking bad about myself in front of my girls. (Usually always about the weight issue and now I am bummed with the thought of what I probably have instilled in my girls' head about weight already)

    UGH...always something to feel guilty about as a parent!!!

  4. Wow, that made me cry. So sad that we don't appreciate our own beauty. I hope this makes people think.

  5. I have been thinking about this a lot lately - even before I saw this campaign. My picture would be totally different, I think; and I have also been thinking, it matters how we think of ourselves. It is so damaging to ourselves and those around us to always see/present ourselves in a negative light. Thank you for sharing this clip and your thoughts with us.