Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall...

Do you ever walk into a dressing room, try on a piece of clothing, and feel a rush of dissatisfaction? Is this emotion directed at the outfit you picked out or the body underneath?

The likelihood is, at one time or another, a girl looks into a mirror and hates the image reflected back at her. Maybe she notices that the pants fit smugly around her hips and thus, she inwardly criticizes herself. Maybe a bully at school insulted the figure she was born with and the comment left a lasting mark of her self-worth. In a culture that worships stick-thin models and flawless actresses, a shopping trip like this can easily turn into a comparison war, in which the teenage girl will always lose.

Until now.

In small but deliberate ways, we can change the way girls view themselves. Inspired by About Face's Covert Dressing Room Action, teens from the Girls Advisory Board (GAB) pasted removable stickers on JCPenney mirrors with encouraging messages, praise for inner beautiful, and compliments. Check out the action in the video below!

If you'd like to join the fun and boost the self-esteem of girls and women, grab these stickers from About Face and bring them to your nearest dressing room! Isn't it wonderful that such a small act can change a girl's day and perhaps even improve the relationship she has with her body?

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Wonderful! I applaude these girls for doing such a good very hopeful that those little stickers can boost a girl's/woman's self-esteem! I found myself smiling all the way through the video. As a woman I still cringe in a dressing room...lets stop these feelings!