Day in the Life of Candy
Dearest Candy girls,
Have you ever felt down about your physical appearance? Have you ever wanted to change something about the way you looked? Have you ever felt that your body/skin/hair is just not good enough?
I’m sure we’ve all had our off-days—those days when you look in the mirror and all you can say is, “Yuck!” I myself have had those moments when I think, “I look so fat!” or “I hate my hair!”
Thank goodness for those who've been trying hard to change the world's standards of beauty! In 2005, Dove launched its Campaign for Real Beauty. I bet you’ve all seen the ads and participated in the debates (Extra-Large or Extra-Sexy? Flat or Flattering? Aging or Ageless? Dark or Dazzling?). This year, they’ve taken the campaign up a notch with the Dove Self-Esteem Fund, which aims to inspire girls and educate them on real beauty.
The proceeds of this fund are used for BodyTalk, a self-esteem workshop designed to help girls develop a positive self-image. Doesn't that sound great?
Local celebs Raya Mananquil, Patricia Hizon, Kate Torralba, Pam Pastor, Nicole Fonacier, and Liza Elarde go all out in supporting the campaign.
Here’s what some of them have to say about it:
“Any girl can be beautiful as long as she takes care of herself.” —Raya Mananquil, model
“I never saw my size as a disadvantage. I never let it stop me from doing what I wanted and discovering what I was good at.” —Pam Pastor, writer
Marla and I were totally inspired when we watched the videos and presentations of Cris Villongco and the kids at the Dove event.
Think we can be models for Dove too?
Dove partners with the Girl Scouts of the Philippines for their campaign. Are you a Girl Scout? You might just be able to attend one of their BodyTalks, which is now incorporated into Girl Scout training!
So, what are your definitions of beauty? What would you tell young girls who think they're ugly? Join the fight for Real Beauty and let us know!
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