Here’s what it would look like if the women we saw in ads were real

"Maybe all we need to do is look around to remember that the women in our lives carry beauty of all kinds and that beauty is worth seeing."

I wonder what would happen if these ads replaced the 500 fake ones that we see every day? Would people still judge women based on their skin tone, size, height, waistline, hair length, shoe size?

The message in this video is so strong that it deserves a once-over to digest…

If we all took a few minutes to just think about these questions, it might actually make this world a better place for women and those who love them.

"Why does it feel so different to see pictures of realistic women? Why aren't we seeing women we recognize, and why wasn't I paying more attention to this before?"


"Where are the women who sweat through their femininity? Girls who build things for others who can't?"

"Mothers who want to learn from their children?"

"When we condone airbrushed faces and Photoshopped bodies, what are we saying about ourselves? That our strengths aren't strong enough? Our feelings not deep enough? Our cheers not loud enough?"

"If all the women we see in ads look the same, what illusion are we promoting for our daughters?"

"Maybe we should start by seeing women we can relate to, ladies who aren't afraid of their ideas, experts who revolutionize their fields, girls who fight for our country."

"Let's see women doing the things that women really do."

"Let's appreciate the beauty of overcoming real struggles. Let's see more women like those we know, who make us laugh, who will just sit with us after a long day, who aren't afraid of their strength."

"Maybe all we need to do is look around to remember that the women in our lives carry beauty of all kinds and that beauty is worth seeing."

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