This Dove Video for Young Girls Will Make Your Hump Day
It’s hard out there for a girl. They have to filter through the BS of not being able to join science clubs and live in a society that tells them they’re bad at math. On top of that, they have to wade through the hairy weirdness that is puberty in a beauty-obsessed culture (and I hate to say, babies, the body shaming only intensifies as a woman). In murky times like these, it’s nice to have a video reminder that every girl is beautiful, even if she doesn’t always feel that way.
The beautiful and heartbreaking thing about this video is that the trait that each girl dislikes about herself is a trait that another girl wishes she had. The message here is that we never truly realize our own beauty, and the CTA is to reconsider how we define “flaws.”
No movement is complete without a social component, and this one has its own Pinterest campaign featuring boards full of tips for inspiring young girls to feel beautiful in their skin. No matter what your age, you can probably benefit from reading through and passing on to the young ones in your life.
Still feeling like that awkward little girl? Psh — get out there and slay today, sweetheart, you’re beautiful!
What trait did you hate as a kid but love now? Tell us in the comments!
(Images via Dove)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!