The video below from Dove went viral.
They conducted a social experiment to look at women's perceptions of themselves versus how they are seen by others.
They provide a figure that only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful.
Wow, just 4%. That's amazingly LOW isn't it? But are you one of the 4%.
It resonated with me because in spending time creating Healing Soul Portraits I am looking at how women view themselves and in the experience and process that we have in our sessions, I reflect back to them what they don't see.
Aside from the fact that I'm not a big fan of Dove because they test on animals and I only buy BUAV approved or Vegan products, they have got a message to share, which I feel is important.
350 women have received one of my Healing Portraits and their comments have blown me away.
"I am absolutely stunned by the way you managed to capture me, more me than I could ever have captured myself.. You saw all of me. Parts of me I forgot were there." Angelina
"I was so excited. I thought it was the most unique idea, healing, life changing thing that I could do for myself. Seeing my Soul Portrait facing me in my room, gives me courage and strength and makes me love myself a little bit more." Angela
"I stepped out of my comfort zone and saw myself in a more positive light." Cristen
"I recognised myself, my inner essence, much more than seeing a photograph." Liz