A wonderful thought for all the mommies (and daddies) out there.
If you are a woman today (actually ever), each day you look in the mirror and wish for something. Wish you were skinnier, your hair longer, your lips fuller, your eyes brighter… it is a never ending list that goes on and on. Then you walk through a moment and a random stranger stops to tell you what beautiful hair you have, or you over hear someone saying something sweet about you.
We often can’t see how beautiful we are through our own eyes. We have to see ourselves through another’s eyes.
I love this campaign by Dove. It is a perfect example of why I insist the moms I photograph get in the photos with their children… to exist in photographs - no matter what they look like. Your children, partners and family only see YOU! They don’t care if your hair isn’t perfect, or your outfit not pristine. They only know that they love you and you are amazing!
Sometimes, it takes a stranger to open your eyes to your own beauty.
This is a wonderful campaign by Dove and something that gives me pause in my own perception of self. I wonder how my own self perception differs from that of how others see me.