April 22, 2013 by talkaboutyork
I’ve been having a fat day. You know those days, where your muffin top seems to have received an added tablespoon of baking powder and bicarb so that it rises and bubbles and bursts out of the top of your jeans? And I got my hair cut and coloured last week and I hate it. I don’t hate it as much as I hated the way the hairdresser made me look like Farah Fawcett after they had finished styling it, but I still hate it.
I also seriously dislike my double chin and the fact that it now has wrinkles so is on the slippery slope to becoming a waddle. And speaking of wrinkles, I don’t really like those either, specially the ones that I don’t see when I look in the mirror but when I look at photos of me smiling, all I see are little arcs radiating out from the corner of my eyes.
But then I watched this.
It’s a campaign by Dove that shows just how skewed women’s perceptions of themselves are. I urge all women to watch it (not because I have shares in Dove, I don’t) but because I think it is a good reminder to us all to love ourselves a little bit more.
I have had low self esteem for years. But I now have a circle of lovely, gorgeous, amazing girlfriends who seem to always make me feel better about myself. I truly hope that I do the same for them, but I need to do more. Because they are all beautiful. In so many ways. To all of my girlfriends, sisters, mum, aunts, cousins, fellow bloggers – all over the world – you are friggin gorgeous. Believe it.
And now that you realise how gorgeous you are, watch this to create a few more laughter lines. It’s the male version…..