You’re More Beautiful Than You Think
How do we see ourselves? How does the world see us? Watch what happens when a forensic artist draws women based on their descriptions of themselves vs descriptions from others.
Powerful stuff. These lines in particular caught me:
“Our self perceptions are harsh and unbecoming. It’s not how the world sees us.”
“I should be more grateful of my natural beauty.”
“[Our perception of ourselves] impacts the choices in the friends that we make, the jobs we apply for, how we treat our children. It impacts everything. It couldn’t be more critical to your happiness.”
We’re taught such conflicting messages about pretty from the time we’re young: Don’t worry about being pretty. Work to be pretty. You’re not pretty enough to be desired. You’re too pretty to be taken seriously. They come from the media, our families and ourselves. I’m happy to see a campaign encouraging us to see ourselves, as we are at this very moment, in a beautiful light.
Know this—you are braver, stronger, smarter and yes, more beautiful than you think. We see it. I hope you do too.