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True Story: I Was A Dove “Real Beauty”

Dove's Forensic Artist
Dove hired a forensic artist to draw women as they see themselves. Read More »
Permission To Eat
Mirror, Mirror: Permission To Eat
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Bikini Body
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dove real beauty model

Living in LA is weird sometimes. OK, all the time. One minute, I’m minding my own business, eating kale and looking at babes or whatever and the next, I’m being fat-shamed by a wardrobe assistant on the set of a Dove commercial that I somehow ended up getting cast in.

I’d been curious about what exactly went on at these auditions that my entertainer friends are always running off to, even though I have no aspirations to model or act myself. I’m more the “borderline agoraphobic writer” type and actually, really kind of hate having my picture taken. Thing is, I have this little obsession with constantly trying new things – the more uncomfortable, the better. So, last year, when a friend that works in casting sent out an email inviting women to audition for the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, I was 100 percent in. Keep reading »

Dove Hired A Forensic Artist To Illustrate How Women See Themselves

Models Sans Airbrushing
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Summer Clothes And Body Image
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The results will surprise you!

In the latest inspirational effort from Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, a group of women described themselves to a forensic artist, who sketched a portrait based on their descriptions alone. Then the artist asked other people to describe those same women, and did a second sketch. The contrast between the two portraits was pretty staggering, and illustrated a sad truth about how skewed our self-image can be. I teared up a couple times during the video, especially hearing women focus on their own “fat faces” and “big chins” while other people praised those same women’s “sparkly eyes” and “cute nose.” It’s a powerful reminder that looking in the mirror can be a highly subjective experience. [YouTube via Upworthy]

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