Raw Beauty Talks- #LessIsMore Campaign

Since the beginning of Raw Beauty Talks last year, I have been a huge supporter and advocate of their work.  Their mission is to help women,  especially young girls,  feel confident.

Ultimately, their mission resonates with me,  because I have three daughters and my mission with Styling the Inside is to help others live a life that feels good within.

Decreased confidence, low-self esteem, and poor body image increase a person’s risk of struggling with mental health issues, such as anxiety, eating disorders, and depression.

I have three confident daughters. Presently, they’re content with their bodies. However, over time,  these feelings of confidence may decrease. These changes can occur for many reasons. One reason, in particular,  is because of the Photoshop images they see in media. These images can have serious effects on women and young girls, in turn, making them feel ashamed about their body image.

Photoshop images of women in media set an unattainable standard of beauty.

Unfortunately, this is creating a society of young girls that are becoming less comfortable in their own skin, and more comfortable, filtering and photoshopping their personal images.

Raw Beauty Talks wants us to work together to create change. Today, they launched their #LessIsMore campaign.  This petition is asking magazines to reduce the amount of Photoshop they use on their images that feature women, and men!

Here are some statistics that show the  negative effects these images have on women, and young girls:

  • 69% of girls reported that magazine models influence their idea of the perfect body shape, yet the body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females. (USA Today, The Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders)
  • “47% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures.” (Prevention of Eating Problems with Elementary Children)
  • “From 2006 to 2013, the rate of females admitted to hospital in Canada for an eating disorder was stable, with one striking exception: among 10- to 19-year-olds, the rate increased by 42 per cent over the last two years.” (Canadian Health Institute) 

Let’s help Raw Beauty Talks convince magazines to use less Photoshop with their #LessIsMore campaign!

 Sign the petition here and share this link on your social media. You can also share the link and add some magazine handles asking them nicely to reduce their use of photoshop.
@ElleCanada, @GlamourMag, @VogueMagazine, @ElleMagazine, @WomensHealthMag, @VanityFair, @Cosmopolitan, @O_Magazine, @SELFMagazine.
Head over to the site to purchase a #LessIsMore tank top ( limited quantities available) All proceeds from the tank top support the #LessIsMore petition.
You can continue the conversation by posting a photo of yourself on social media without make-up, photoshop or filters, and be sure to tag @rawbeautytalks with the hashtag #LessIsMore.
Lastly, creating positive change through social media platforms can’t be done alone. If we want our next generation of girls to feel confident, we need to teach our girls the difference between what is real, and what isn’t.
If you have daughters, you can go through a magazine with them and ask them questions about what looks real to them and what looks enhanced. You can also show them the Raw Beauty Talks website, and read some of the raw interviews featured of real women, without makeup, Photoshop, and filters. There are also many videos on YouTube showing the significant difference Photoshop makes.
Thanks for taking the time to read today’s post.
By signing the petition, you’re helping not only my daughters but young girls everywhere.

3 thoughts on “Raw Beauty Talks- #LessIsMore Campaign

  1. I don’t have to post a picture without make-up because I have never worn it. Natural beauty – even though society and peer pressure says we have to “pretty” ourselves to look good. People should really try it some time, otherwise they are hypocrites.

    1. Good for you. I don’t wear make-up during the week, mainly because I’m so busy with mommy duties. I am however beginning to feel more confident without wearing it all. I have yet to go to an event without any on. That is going to be my next challenge. I admire you for your confidence. xo

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