Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Do you really see yourself?


This video series by Dove asks women to describe the way they look to a sketch artist. Another person also describes the same woman, and then the two sketches are hung side by side.

What is notable about seeing the two sketches next to one another is how very different they look. The women tend to judge their own looks much more harshly than someone else’s.

This got me wondering: do you really see yourself? Do you see the sparkle in your eye? The intelligence and compassion, the warmth that radiates from you? Or do you focus on the wrinkles, the blemishes, the scars?

My friends, it’s time to look upon ourselves with eyes of love and compassion instead of judgement. It’s time to let go of the idea of perfection and embrace the true beauty of your authentic self. You are beautiful, uniquely gifted to change this world in ways big or small. Believe in that. You are a world changer.

One comment on “Do you really see yourself?

  1. Jana
    April 19, 2013

    I appreciate you not belittling the commercial because it focuses on looks. Many people have a problem with this, but I don’t. I think beauty can be important to someone without being the MOST important thing to someone and just because Dove focuses on the outward appearance doesn’t mean they are saying it is the only important or the most important thing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on April 16, 2013 by in Recognizing and tagged .
Follow Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker on WordPress.com

Twitter Updates

  • RT @FacesOfCOVID: ROY MATSUYAMA, 85 of Monterey, California died of COVID on Oct. 9. "He was an Army veteran and retired government employ… 5 hours ago
  • RT @FacesOfCOVID: DONALD MORT of Sidney, Montana died of COVID on Dec. 25. "He'd never met a jigsaw puzzle that he couldn't put together a… 5 hours ago
  • RT @FacesOfCOVID: PEDRO TOLL, 77 of New York City died of COVID on Jan. 14. My Tio Pedro was my only connection left of my birthplace of… 5 hours ago
  • RT @FacesOfCOVID: THOMAS CARMONA, 40 of Topeka, Kansas died of COVID on Jan. 1. "Thomas never met a stranger. He was fun-loving, always s… 5 hours ago
  • RT @FacesOfCOVID: ARTHUR GARABEDIAN, 63 of Anaheim California died on on Dec. 31. "To my father that we may remember your glowing kindnes… 5 hours ago

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,508 other followers


%d bloggers like this: