We have long been fans of Dove’s Campaign For Real Beauty. Remember this video showing a model from no make-up to the subject of a print ad? Life-changing! And the idea that we’re all beautiful no matter our shape, size or age is straight-up aligned with our FBG mission. So when Tish posted this video recently, I knew I had to share.
Now, there are a number of cynics out there who are criticizing the Dove True Beauty video, but I absolutely love it. I think it speaks to the fact that we’re all our own harshest critics and that we tend to see our own faults rather than all of our kick-ass features—especially the more unique ones. It’s like when we look back at our 20-year-old selves and wonder why on earth we didn’t we appreciate our perfectly unwrinkled skin, our lack of gray hair and our flat(ter) bellies. Well, guess what? In another 10 years we’ll be looking at our 30-something selves and kicking ourselves for not appreciating the barely there crow’s feet, the few grays we have and our flat(ter) bellies.