10.10.2012

Let's Talk #DoveInspired

Dove continues to be a pioneer in redefining beauty and self-love. Their #DoveInspired campaign and their aim at young girls is why I wanted to take part in this campaign. I was astounded when I heard these findings from their studies:
  • “72 percent of girls (ages 10-17) feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful [1]”
  • “Only 11 percent of girls (ages 10-17) are comfortable using the word beautiful to describe themselves[2]”
  • “When girls feel bad about their looks more than 60 percent globally (age 15 to 17) avoid normal daily activities such as attending school, going to the doctor, or even giving their opinion[3]”
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Girls are listening – we, as women, need to start the conversation and plant the seed with younger girls who need that guidance. 

When I was asked “how would you talk to a young girl about beauty and self-esteem?” I flashed back to when I was that age and how I felt about my appearance. I too fell under that 89% of little girls who wouldn't feel comfortable saying I was beautiful. It wasn't until I was older and more educated that I realized that “beautiful” is not defined by appearance. Looking back, my source of confidence started coming from my education because it remained my priority and it felt good to be good at something. Accomplishing those goals at school boosted my confidence which in turn allowed me to be myself and stand by my own opinions.

My advice to young girls is that beauty is better defined by who you are inside and how kind you are to others and enjoying your childhood. It's not about the clothes you wear or your appearance. What makes us beautiful is being ourselves, not following in the footsteps of celebrities or the “cool girl” at school. Empower yourself with an education, because the power of the brain and hard work will take you further than a mirror!

It’s a concept that as a young girl you might not realize but trust in an elder who has been through it and take our advice: You are beautiful!

Para las mamás o mentores Latinas: Dove y Vive Mejor crearon esta pagina para comensar esta conversación con niñas que necesitan de nuestros consejos y apoyo.


☮ & ♥,
Pau


This post is in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Dove and is compensated. This post was written by me and expresses my genuine views. 

Sources:

[1,2] Source: Dove Global Research The Real Truth About Beauty: Revisited
[3]  Source: Dove Global Research: Rebuilding the Foundation of Beauty Beliefs







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4 comments

  1. that's a sad percentage for the 2nd one.

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  2. beautiful post Pau!!! I love your thoughts hopefully many young girls read this helpful post!
    xoxo
    Sol Sisters

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  3. Great advice Pauly!! loving your blog as always!
    kisses
    Pau

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  4. such a beautiful post an amazing thing to be apart of!

    xo
    naty
    aloveaffairwithfashion.blogspot.com

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