Wednesday, November 01, 2006


"Only 2% of women globally consider themselves beautiful."
Can this statistic be accurate? Standards of beauty are extremely different throughout the world. The amateur researcher in me wonders what methods were used to gather information pertaining to a global response to beauty. The minister in me worries it might be true.

How can we help the girls and young women around us maintain a healthy self-esteem? It is hard to cultivate positive self esteem in others when we don't have it ourselves. Know yourself, believe in yourself, love yourself. But how?


Blogger the hero formerly known as super said...

affirm. affirm. and then re-affirm.

working with college women, i hear put-downs on a daily basis. i rarely hear encouragement of fellow students. if your friend had a booger hanging out her nose you'd tell her, right? (after all, it's so much funnier when you can laugh together about it.) why can't we point out the good things too? why is it so weird to tell a friend she's beautiful? or at least that she has good hair . . .

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world gives so much glory to physical beauty that it can be easy to overlook women for the individual and unique contributions inside and out. I want to be intentional about reminding the women I know and love of the beauty I see in their endless patience, compassion, devotion, humor, eloquence and more.

12:17 PM  

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