Self-esteem is a major topic in young girls and in all women. When self-esteem is low it can be dangerous and deadly.
When I had the chance to post about The Dove Self-Esteem Fund I jumped on it. This is something I HAVE to be a part of in some way. To me it is my way of making sure at least one person doesn’t have to live the life I did when I was a teenager. I was bullied, I was made to feel less than what I was because I wasn’t what society deemed as pretty. This is what I thought. I turned to some of the dangerous behaviors that we don’t want women to resort to because of low self- esteem.
Dove cares as well and has started The Dove Self-Esteem Fund. It was developed because, “too many young girls and young women develop low self esteem from hang-ups about looks and consequently fail to reach their full potential in later life. The DSEF is committed to help girls build positive self-esteem and a healthy body image, with a goal of reaching 5 million girls globally by 2010.”
I may be one who suffered from low-self esteem, but I am also a mother of 2 girls. My oldest is at an age where her self-esteem can either be shot down or picked up. I of course want it as high as it can be. Let’s make sure to get rid of the pre–conceived notions of what society thinks as beautiful and let’s not only teach our daughters but ourselves to love our bodies. We may come in different shapes and sizes, but we are definitely all beautiful.
With this post Dove is giving me the opportunity to give away an awesome gift.
Go to The Dove Self Esteem Site and tell me one thing that is great about what they are doing for girls and women. Please include your email in the first entry.
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Giveaway ends January 21st (changed from Jan 15th) and I will post the winner on January 16th. The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email or I will pick a new one.
Remember “7 in 10 girls believe they aren’t good enough”