Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry
So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…
“Listen. Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?” -Mary Oliver
It’s beautiful outside. Like it’s surreal:
- Go outside.
- Take a deep breath.
- Think about who you are.
- Think about who you want to be.
braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has
stayed securely on shore and merely existed?