I know we focus more on women’s self esteem issues even though male body dysmorphia is growing rapidly.
Sadly, no-one seems to have done this for men yet, but Dove, as a women’s brand, has built their communications premise on the beauty of real women.
Now they have hired as FBI forensic artist to compare facial sketches baed on wht the woman thinks of herself and what a stranger does. The comparison is quite something.
A while ago I participated in something called the I’m Perfect Project run by Quintin Mills, a fantastic photographer. It was life-changing and affirming.
You can read about my experiences on stripping off my armor here:
Sometimes we need to be a little bit kinder to ourselves and let our beauty shine through.
Especially when after popping out a small army our bodies don’t magically revert (like a celeb’s) to eighteen year old