Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Here is to beautiful girls :: Thank you Dove


I saw a little movie by Dove 
circling the internet on Tuesday morning. 
I didn't feel like watching it 
because I was having a non beautiful day. 
The last thing on my list of things to do 
was watch that 'feel good' movie. 
Who has time for feeling good 
when you are in a grumpy mood, right? 

Finally, after seeing it blasted 
on every human's facebook wall, 
I conceded and watched. 
 I found myself shaking my head yes.
I found myself wiping my eyes. 
I found myself thinking 
of all the beautiful women I know 
who don't think they are beautiful.

My Mom.
My best friend Jen.
My sister Betsy.
My friend George's mom, Mrs. Blood.
All of these beautiful women 
don't think they are that pretty.
And I?
I think they are the most beautiful
 girls in the world. 

I shared the video on facebook
and sure enough,
people related.
People wrote that they cried.
People shared it. 
It was a nice feeling to share some joy on a grumpy day.

Today I read a post about how Dove 
doesn't really care about women. 
They only promoted 
blonde haired, blue eyed, skinny women.

I don't know about Dove, 
but this is what I do know about me.
I see beautiful women every day.
I see beautiful women who feel badly about themselves.
I see one when I look in the mirror.
I think we need to embrace our beauty.

There is beauty in the women all around us. 
Take time today to make someone feel beautiful. 
And then, and perhaps most importantly, look in the mirror today,
and find your beauty. 
It is there, no matter what you think.
Trust me, I know. 

My friend Drew shared this parody about the video
for men.
I died laughing.
Watch it and see what I mean.


amanda said...

I watched it, and it had the same effect on me.
So much beauty in this post and in these women! Very powerful.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Wow such beautiful faces you've captured here!!

Tamar SB said...

Such gorgeous faces! Thank you for sharing!!

Tracy P. said...

No woman could deny her beauty once you are done with her. You work your magic not with photoshop, nor with awesome location and posing (all of which you DO!!!), but with love. You love the beauty right out of people Becky. Now. When are you gonna let someone do that for you? Hmmm? I want to come shoot you doing a shoot. That's what would be really amazing. You have a great day, beautiful Becky!

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

This is so fantastic, I enjoyed each picture individually and as a whole. Powerful stuff. :)

Caseybumpinalong said...

Absolutely gorgeous, every one.

Maddy said...

"I see one when I look in the mirror" - I love that! You are beautiful: inside and out! Don't you ever forget that!

photowannabe said...

Amen, Sister!!!
Everything is beautiful in it's own way.
I do try to look way beyond the outward to see the inner beauty in those around me.
Thanks Becky for the smorgesbord of delightful beautiful faces you captured with your camera. You definitely see beyond the camera lens and it shows in each masterpiece.

Anita Johnson said...

Wonderful, Becky. A few years ago an ENT Doctor out of the blue said my nose was crooked and and my facial structure was asymmetrical. It had nothing to do with my ear infection. I had never noticed it befire, but now I do. It took me awhile to get over that. We are made in God's image...imperfectly perfect.

Katherine Vargas said...

Your beautiful inside and out Becky your so inspiring in so many ways i'm so happy that i met you and can't wait to see you again.


Gigi said...

One of the many reasons I love to come over here is to see all the beauty you share. Every picture you take shows beauty in the people you are shooting.

Sandra said...

they are all beautiful and so are your photography skills.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the beauty in the women you shared. They are beautiful both inside and out.

Rebecca Stanley said...

I love every single one of these pictures :-) you are beautiful my friend!

kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS said...

I just watched this morning and it's beautiful!

ginabad said...

It was a great and the parody cracked me up!
gina b

Carrie said...

I finally gave in and watched them both. Totally agree with the first, totally almost peed myself with the second! THanks for sharing the beautiful people in your life :)

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Love, love, love this!!

Nicole @ One Punky Mama said...

Just love this post. Beauty indeed!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yep. Bea-U-Ti-Ful. Every one.

xo jj

Farmgirl Paints said...

those eyes!!! you always capture the heart and soul of those you photograph. beautiful. missed you too:))

mamamia said...

you do know a lot of beautiful women, and I hope you realize that you are on that list.
The man video is hilarious.

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Jennifer Hoppins said...

This was the best thing I've read and seen all week! You are beautiful Becky and full of kindness.