“Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful … we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.”
This is NOT a paid commercial. But, that statement from Dove is why I’m a fan of its ads for the “Real Beauty” campaign. Every one encourages feminine authenticity. Who would have expected to get life lessons from soap?
In April, Dove released this video in hopes of changing the way you see yourself. Because, statistically, you are not your biggest fan.
It’s a 3-minute video, and well worth the time. An artist draws a portrait based on how a woman describes herself. Then he draws another, based on how her friend describes her. The results don’t vary from woman to woman. It’s must-see, with lessons more broad than what’s shown.
I don’t doubt that inside the heads of many NotMoms is a looped audio track of what they believe others think about them, their lifestyle and their child-free existence. The Dove project hints that whatever you’re assuming, it’s just might be wrong.