I just watched this video and it made me want to scream!
Photoshop sucks… the pounds, wrinkles, sun spots, blemishes and natural curves, right off of your body.
At what cost?
The women who view magazine photos are daily being made to feel “less than” because they do not measure up to the women in the photographs. Hey, the women in the photographs don’t measure up to the women in the photographs. Because the photos are NOT REAL.
More importantly we are not designed to measure up to each other. We are designed to be individuals, unique with each bump, bulge, blemish and scar being part of who we are.
The young woman in this video is absolutely beautiful by the “world’s standards” and even she was made to feel that her face and body were not perfectly sculpted. You could see her squirming and feeling uncomfortable and not “good enough” while she was being photoshopped. Ironic that she was simply trying to bring attention to this issue through knowingly setting herself up for scrutiny and it was even effecting her perception of herself!
This is what we all face daily through media images! But it is especially hard for teens.
This just makes me sad. And mad. Please teach your children, and especially your teens, to be comfortable in their own skin and NOT to feel the pressure to be just like everyone else.