Dove reports that according to its global research, only 11% of girls worldwide are comfortable using the word “beautiful” to describe themselves. Even worse, when girls feel bad about their looks, more than 70% avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school, going to the doctor, or even giving their opinion.
Feeling “beautiful” has come to mean feeling good: comfortable, powerful, competent.
Girls learn very young that the main way they have value and interact with the world is through their appearance. We can do a better job intervening.
Here are some tips on what you can do right now.