The DOVE SELF-ESTEEM PROJECT, a global study was performed and the findings were “beauty-related pressure increases whilst body confidence decreases as girls and women grow older.”
*Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful
*Only 11% of girls globally are comfortable describing themselves as “beautiful”
*72% of girls feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful
*80% of women agree that every woman has something about her that is beautiful, but do not see their own beauty.
*More than half of women globally (54%) agree that when it comes to how they look, they are their own worst critic of the way they look, that they actually opt out of participating in daily life – from going swimming and playing sports, to not attending school or voicing their opinions.
Since 2004, they’ve reached 20-million young people with self-esteem education and are committed to reaching another 20-million by 2020.
For more information about the DOVE SELF-ESTEEM PROJECT http://www.dove.com
Kimberly Rae Miller gets very personal in her memoir, BEAUTIFUL BODIES (LittleA). She shares her own story about trying to control her body with food with facts, figures, history and research, along with humor and self-deprecation. BEAUTIFUL BODIES is totally relatable and a must read for any person who ever looked in the mirror and not like what they saw. It’s all about “loving the one you’re with – you.”
Like most people, Kimberly Rae Miller does not have the perfect body, but that hasn’t stopped her from trying, and trying, and trying some more. She’s been at it since she was four years old, when she saw a story on Sesame Street about how the Intuit people eat fat to survive the freezing temperatures. She started eating as much fat as possible, so she’d never be cold again. After college, she had jobs working as a diet-pill model, she became a health-and-fitness writer and ironically, an editor working on celebrities’ bestselling bios, glossing over the trials and tribulations celebs had to endure to stay thin. Needless to say, Kim has spent her life in pursuit of the ideal body. Reading her personal stories feels like chick chat, even when she dumps a bunch of facts and research.
Kimberly Rae Miller is a professional writer and actress who just happens to enjoys eating tremendously. Her writing on food, exercise and positive body image have been published on Conde Nast’s blog Elastic Waist, Yahoo’s women’s network Shine, and Figure magazine. Kim blogs about health and fitness for the exercisecentric site Social Workout, and about New York living, celebrity gossip, and shopping for CBS Radio and CBS New York.
When she’s not taking pictures of everything she eats and posting it on the internet she’s posting other things on the internet on her other blog Forkful of News, where she talks about, you guessed it, food. Since it’s almost impossible to spend your entire life in front of a computer Kim spends her non-writing time working as a comedienne and actress. Everything Kim wants you to know about her can be found at www.kimberlyraemiller.com.
Thanks to LittleA, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, we have one copy of BEAUTIFUL BODIES and a beach bag to giveaway.
Just tell us something about your relationship with your body. We’ll choose a winner next week.