Saturday, October 6, 2012

Let's Talk About Self-Esteem (#spon)

Thanks to beauty company, Dove, for encouraging strength and beauty in girls of all ages, shapes and sizes. -- Carrie

Dove’s Self-Esteem Weekend
Join women across the county, Oct. 5-7, when Dove will be holding a nationwide rally to talk about beauty, confidence and self-esteem. Commit to talk to the girl in your life during the weekend and beyond – it all starts with a conversation.

If you can’t share over the weekend, any time is a good time to start the conversation.

Not sure where to start? Check out the Let’s Talk Toolkit on Facebook. The toolkit created with Jess Weiner, Dove Global Self-Esteem Ambassador, this is a great resource for all women on starting a conversation in a simple way. Ask, Share, Listen and Act -- you’ll find unintimidating ways to do make these a natural part of your talk about Self-Esteem

Surprising Self-Esteem Statistics
Dove® research shows that it is still important for us to address girls' anxiety about looks, as there is a universal increase in beauty pressure and a decrease in girls' confidence as they grow older. Key findings include:

• Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful (up from 2% in 2004)
• Only 11% of girls globally are comfortable using the word beautiful to describe themselves
• 72% of girls feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful
• 80% of women agree that every woman has something about her that is beautiful but do not see their own beauty
• More than half (54%) of women globally agree that when it comes to how they look, they are their own worst beauty critic

SOURCE: Dove Research: The Real Truth About Beauty: Revisited

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Send a Note of Confidence today and make sure to share your words of inspiration with us at Beauty Test Dummies as well!

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