Take back the selfie!
We've all done it. Taken a selfie, or 42 of them, trying to make ourselves look absolutely stunning. To hide the size of our nose or minimize our hair that goes boing-boing! instead of sitting smoothly on our heads like we were in a shampoo ad. But here's the thing about selfies. They can be good if they help you appreciate the loveliness that is you. But not so good if you can only see the imperfections.
That's why this video is so interesting. The filmmaker challenged girls to take selfies without hiding what they feel are their worst features. Just to take a photo and let the real, natural girl shine through. Then they asked other people to look at, and comment on, the photos. Great news: People saw beautiful smiles and wildly wonderful hair.
Maybe try this selfie experiment with some friends. Take selfies and share them with each other. Find ways to comment in a positive way about what you see in your friends' photos. Note the features you like or the sparkle about them that makes you happy they are your friend. What if you could see all the ways that your friends find you beautiful? You might never look at yourself the same way again.