Here's How Advertisements Might Look If They Stated The Things They Make Many People Feel

We're so inundated with images of "ideal" women that whether we intend for it to happen or not, those superficial images — and the ones we never see that might actually represent so many of us — can sometimes affect our feelings about our appearance and self-worth. I know the standard response is, "Well, don't let it bother you!" But that's easier said than done, particularly when we are bombarded with the standards from a very young age. This photo series, called "Stop the Beauty Madness," is intended to start conversations about ageism, racism, fat shaming, body image, eating disorders, sexuality, and more — all the madness that we're presented with regularly thanks to today's beauty "ideals."

If ads (or a lack of certain types) displayed the words that we sometimes feel because of them:


If we could respond to the negativity, it might look like these:

And then, of course, there are the messages that begin for girls when they're very young:

Wouldn't it be nice if the images we saw better represented all of us? If you want, you can share this using the Facebook and Twitter buttons below.

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