The video touches on such important subjects such as inner beauty and how we can be strong and confident, regardless of what has happened and what people have said. People can be mean, and all of us are guilty of making judgments based on appearance. The 10 women talk about their own stories, with a few outside words from women on the street.
For years and years we all have been fed lies about how you should look to be considered "beautiful", and sure many people say that inner beauty is what counts but do they really believe it? Young girls around the world struggle with school, and jobs and life in general because they think that if they don't wear that amount of makeup, or have those kinds of jeans they aren't beautiful. It even can go beyond that, to weight and just your natural features, they see what is considered "attractive" and try to copy it, they stop trying to be them, and be original. This is by far one of my favorite things SoulPancake has ever done, and I myself believe every man and woman should watch these and hear these words at least once.
Our media has become so centered around what they're wearing, and how they're hair was styled that we have to actually search to find out who someone really is, because really, it's all about the looks of the person, not who they are.
It's about time we all stopped caring so much what other people think we look like, and be comfortable with who we are, inside and out. We all have beautiful bodies, they all are made specifically for our selves. Every imperfection, is perfection because there is no other that is identical to your own.
Each and every one of us has felt the pressure of looking the best. We take selfies, delete almost or all of them, because they don't look as good as that one persons. We style our hair and makeup because we want to be as beautiful as that one girl, and it's okay to see someone on the street and go "I really like her jeans, I think I might look for a pair like that" But it's not okay to see a girl and go "Oh I wish my eyes were that blue, or my nose was that straight, or my legs that skinny" No, don't do that. Stop.
You are you for a reason. You have a beautiful body, and no one else NEEDS to believe that, but you.
The second video they put up was on body image, how others see you and how you see your self (they have a bit of a theme) and in the beginning (if you watch the video) they have a quote that says:
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
We decide how we want to be, and how others see us is their own problem. The best we can do is the be the best we can be, and hope the world follows in our footsteps.
In another part of the video a young woman named Natalie Patterson reads some of her poetry, which is absolutely beautiful. So, I looked her up and found some more: