MAKING THE WEB A BETTER PLACE, ONE PUBLICATION AT A TIME.

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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! I'm a guy so it's a proven fact that i'm not as insecure about my looks as a female. I don't wear make up or take one million selfies in the bathroom at one given moment. That's just not my style. However, I do understand that beauty is not a constant thing and cannot be defined in one well written paragraph. My perception of beauty is very different from your perception of beauty and vice versa. Even though this is a very obvious FACT, society as a whole has tried to put beauty in a box as a marketing tool. A box that seems way too small for the average person to fit in.

However, Dove released a video that shows the power of social media in redefining how we percieve beauty. The 8-minute short film called Selfie follows a group of teenagers and their mothers who are asked to take selfies that highlight their insecurities about the way they look. In the short film the participants learned that some of their disliked attributes were considered the most beautiful by other people. “The way women are defining beauty today is changing dramatically, and social media has much to do with the change,” Cynthia Wade, the director of the short film, said. “Now, we have the ability to photograph the beauty we see in our friends and ourselves. When we share these diverse images on our social networks, we are taking personal ownership and truly redefining beauty.

The film shows the power of the selfie and encourages women to take more selfies. It's a bit of an unorthodox new study but the video does have a point. Selfies are all about embracing your own attributes in a well taken snapshot and showcasing it to the entire world. EMBRACE THE SELFIES!!! I recommend that you watch the short film above if you haven't already. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.