Rarely do I come from behind the editors desk but when I do it is because something has stirred me in a powerful way. This time, Dove has done it with their short film, Real Beauty Sketches. I absolutely admire Dove for what they are doing with their Campaign for Real Beauty. The campaign truly offers women the opportunity to appreciate everything about themselves and champions the idea that beauty truly comes from within. This time around, Dove offers an insighful prose into womens’ perceptions with the short film. It explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see. It is a fact that over half (54%) of women globally agree that when it comes to how they look, they are their own worst beauty critic, which equates to a staggering 672 million women around the world. This social experiment illustrates how this problem manifests.
The film features Gil Zamora, an FBI trained forensic sketch artist that has a career that spans over 28 years. For this study, Zamora created two composite sketches of seven women who were hidden behind a curtain, he created images based on how they described themselves, and another based on a strangers point of view, the results were powerful! Watch and please comment: