Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Summary:

Dove has an artist sketch a person first using a description by the person themselves and then by a description of someone else. Body image is something that a lot of teens struggle with. Each person has their own insecurities, but this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t learn to love ourselves. No one is ever going to be perfect, so it’s time that kids started to love their imperfections because that’s truly what makes someone unique and beautiful.  

Debrief:

  • How does today’s society portray beauty, especially through the media? Do you think this affects the way a person sees their own beauty?
  • Why do you think that people look down at themselves and fail to see their own beauty?
  • How can people improve their own self-esteem and learn to embrace themselves?
  • What can we personally do as friends and community members do to make sure that people always see themselves like the second sketch?