Every day, women have to make difficult decisions. Should I wear high heels or flats? Should I take an alone time or do pending house chores? Should I work overtime or stay with the kids? Should I stay in this marriage or walk away?
Even when it comes to being beautiful, many women still have to question themselves. Am I beautiful or am I just average?
Dove knows that women have this dilemma, so they came up with the ‘Choose Beautiful’ campaign. In the viral social experiment, women from San Francisco, London, Delhi, Shanghai, and São Paulo were asked to choose between two options: beautiful or average.
To do this, Dove set-up two doorways labeled ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Average’. Women just had to make the simple decision of picking which door to enter.
The results weren’t surprising. A majority of the women in the social experiment entered the ‘average’ door.
However, after making the decision, these women revealed that they regretted their choice and felt that they should have chosen ‘beautiful’.
Meanwhile, those who courageously entered the ‘beautiful’ door felt triumphant.
“Women make thousands of choices each day — related to their careers, their families, and, let’s not forget, themselves. Feeling beautiful is one of those choices that women should feel empowered to make for themselves, every day.”
Which door would you dare enter?
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The Story Of a Man Whose Life Goal is to Build Houses for the Homeless. Truly Remarkable!
He builds miniature houses one after the other for the homeless in West Oakland.
The home is where the heart is, and for some people, their hearts are lurking everywhere. This is because some families do not have a decent place to stay - one that is clean, dry, and comfortable. And for artist, plumber, and construction contractor Gregory Kloehn, it is a real letdown that the society accepts this as something normal and part of an ordinary daily picture.
“Homeless people,” said Kloehn. “They’re not really seen… I don’t want to say as human but almost. I mean, they’re definitely [viewed] lower than second class citizens.”
Kloehn first noticed the impact of the homeless in 2007 when he started to take pictures of dilapidated structures where the homeless in West Oakland settled. He then compiled them into a book called "Homeless Architecture," and whilst in the process of creating his book, he got to know the people in the said neighborhood. He was amazed by the resourcefulness of the people that he decided to channel his own creative construction skills towards making decent homes for these families. He drove around town, looking for scrap materials in dumpsters so he could have something to build houses from. “I really just ripped a page out of the homeless peoples’ book, their own game plan,” says Kloehn.
Student With Cerebral Palsy Struggle In Gym Class. What His Classmates Did Was Powerful!
No one prompted them to do this but the entire class made an exceptional move to encouraged their disabled classmate!
Children who have disabilities are often discouraged to do anything. Whilst some decide to attend school amidst the high risk of bullying and daily difficulties, some choose to stay at home because their disease would not permit them, or they are simply ashamed of their situation. But this is not the case for an 11-year old boy we found on the Internet.
Matt was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Although it is very difficult, he chose to go to school and exert his best effort in everything he do. Take for example his gym class. The entire class was required to run a 400-meter-race. More than fulfilling class duties, Matt wanted to show that he could keep up with his classmates despite his physical condition.
During the middle of the run, gym teacher John Blaine, saw that Matt was starting to have a hard time running. So he joined Matt for encouragement. Shortly after, the entire class trailed behind them without any instructions. They were there to show support for Matt until he finished the track.
Plus-Sized Model Confidently Flaunts Her Body As She Redefines The Standards of Beauty.
Her friends thought she was crazy for wanting to become a model despite her weight.
We live in a society where beauty can be simply defined by the person you see on the cover of a fashion magazine. Society dictates that men should have a toned, athletic body; liquid eyes; and a perfect set of teeth while women should either have a voluptuous or skinny body to go along with a flawless, white skin; long, healthy hair; and full, red lips. Anything else other than that is considered a flaw---an imperfection that needs to be corrected. This is why most people who don't fall under that "category" often decide to undergo long, painful hours of cosmetic surgery to lose weight or waste tons of money on pills and creams to hide the dreaded cellulite.
Sadly, some people fail to see beyond a person's body type. No matter how beautiful your face is, (even if you're way prettier than everybody else inside a room) if you don't have the right physique to go with it, people would still criticize and say nasty things about you. They would give unsolicited advice, acrid remarks or worse---they'd bully you into thinking that you're an unattractive, lazy, worthless human being. It's harsh, but it's a reality most overweight and obese people deal with every day.
Tess Holliday, otherwise known as Tess Munster, faced that kind of ordeal. At 17, she was forced to drop out of school due to severe and constant bullying. She was ridiculed for being a plus-sized woman, and her friends didn't take her seriously when she told them that she wanted to become a model. After quitting school, Tess decided to master the art of hairstyling, became a makeup artist, and eventually, a fashion director.
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