unless you have been living under a rock the past year you’ve heard of one direction. just another in the seemingly endless line of boybands that pop up every other year. their song “what makes you beautiful” is super catchy and my family may even have had a dance party to it from time to time. but there is always something that seems shallow when 14 year old boys sing about true love & beauty.
the premise of the song though is spot on. so many times it’s hard for women to see themselves as others do. people look at you and see one thing but when you look into a mirror you ignore the good and focus on what you perceive to be a “fault”. the songs speaks to that idea and hopes to remind ladies of their beauty.
dove is on a little campaign of their own to remind women of their beauty. the past few years they have made commercials, websites, and print adds that back this idea. their latest one is so great and totally captures the issue i see almost ever weekend. i’ll take a gorgeous photo of a bride, show it to the bridesmaids and other ladies in the room and they will just go nuts over how great it is. then i’ll show it to the bride and she’ll say something about her nose, or her chin, or how her left ear ALWAYS looks taller than her right. :) take 3 minutes, watch the video and the next time you start to be overly critical of your looks, remember the boys from one direction and the lovely folks at dove may not agree with you.