When approached with the opportunity to be part of this campaign, I thought it was a fascinating and important way to spread this particular message. If you’ve ever seen the Dove Real Beauty ads, especially the Dove Evolution video, or worked in the fashion or entertainment business, you know how layered and canvassed one’s true beauty and natural self can become in images,so it’s only necessary that something like the Media and Public Health Act exists, in order to pass federal legislation requiring advertising and editorial that meaningfully change the human form through photoshopping or airbrushing to carry “Truth in Advertising” labels.
I was asked by Feel More Better, an online women’s magazine where women can share and discuss various issues to be part of the 1-for-1 t-shirt collection called “StoryTees,” which exude a positive and empowering message, and a new book is purchased for an underprivileged girl when a shirt is bought. I’m wearing the ultra-soft Not Photo Shopped tee, made in LA and of ultra soft silk-like fibers to help spread the message of positivity and transparency.
My features are far from flawless, and have a plethora things that would most likely immediately be photoshopped out by today’s standards, but when I take my own photographs I leave them as-is — they make me who I am! My teeth are straight but spaced out, as my genetics have dictated it to be so, my hair is extremely fine, my skin is ultra-pale and peppered with freckles, and of course I have marks, scars, and imperfections all over my body, just like everybody else; and after all, who said that being human equaled perfection?
What “imperfection” about yourself do you love the most?