Tag Archives: self-image

Dove Hired A Forensic Artist To Illustrate How Women See Themselves

Models Sans Airbrushing
See what these beautiful girls really look like! Read More »
You Are Beautiful
Here are 50 reasons why. Read More »
Summer Clothes And Body Image
How summer clothes bring up my insecurities. Read More »
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]

Five Tips To Take Off Five Pounds In Five Minutes

Last week my friend told me she was skipping her husband’s annual office picnic this year. She said she’d gained at least 5–10 pounds since the last time she saw his co-workers, and couldn’t handle their judging eyes. She also said she would never want to “embarrass” her husband. WHAT? I couldn’t believe my ears. Here is a smart, beautiful, fun woman who is missing a party because of a little weight gain? Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular