Girls these days have to battle against so many negative messages in the world. Culture wants to dictate how women look, act, and succeed. At the same time, many voices have joined the fight to free us from these imbalanced standards. Common Sense Media produced a fabulous video for Women’s History Month in March that highlights a few of these in 8 Women Celebs Making Body-Image History.
The women highlighted break through not only beauty stereotypes but many others regarding ethnicity, lifestyle, and even capability. “These stars are not only bucking industry standards around beauty, but they are encouraging us all to celebrate individuality and self-acceptance.”
I love that they included a wide range of celebrities. We hear snippets of comedians like Ellen DeGeneres, Mindy Kaling, and Amy Poehler, see Misty Copeland’s powerful ballet dancing, get a sneak peek into Lupita Nyong’o’s photo shot, and watch pieces of Adele, Meghan Trainor, and Lorde’s music videos. This is a great group of women to serve as real life super heroes to our girls struggling with how to define themselves. If they don’t like the mold they find, take inspiration from these women and break it!
Check it out here! And if you are looking for more videos that challenge today’s ideals of beauty, check out 6 Videos That Take a Stand On Beauty.