Since 2004, the Dove Self-Esteem Project has helped more than 20 million young people develop a positive relationship with beauty and body esteem through interactive curriculum in school and at home.
This year, Dove and Shonda Rhimes are partnering together through Real Beauty Productions to help showcase the incredible journeys of women and girls who have been impacted by the Dove Self-Esteem Project.
Chelsea, who participated in the Dove Self-Esteem Project over 10 years ago, is now a professional actress and through her work with Dove, has discovered how to feel comfortable in her own skin, define beauty on her own terms, and in turn go after her professional ambitions. Caralyn is a high school student and aspiring actress who has faced harsh criticism about her looks which forced her to drop out of doing the thing she loves most - acting in school plays.
Chelsea’s story of triumph over negative self-esteem serves as a wonderful example for Caralyn, who is growing up in a world where bullying isn’t only limited to whispers in the hallway at school, but can be surrounded by the always-on chatter of social media.
Girls today face incredible beauty pressures both online and off. By spending an hour with a girl in your life and sharing our own experiences, you can help her develop the tools and confidence she needs to develop healthy self-esteem.
We’re here to help! The activities we’ve developed will give the girl in your life an opportunity to reflect on her own beauty and find strength in re-writing a challenging beauty moment in her life.