We need to teach girls to see themselves as whole and complete people capable of achieving their dreams regardless of how they look. Focusing on beauty only damages their self-esteem and sets them up for body-image issues.
An American actress, Meryl L. Streep shared her journey into the Hollywood industry and how she was refused for a movie role because the judges thought she was not beautiful. For Meryl, that opinion didn’t matter and today, she has received 18 academy awards as an actress.
Sharing a picture of the message from the American actress, former minster of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, said, the mind of every girl-child has to be built on lasting values.
I wish one could etch this #lifestory by Meryl Streep in the MINDS of EVERY GIRL-CHILD & YOUNG WOMAN!
Growing up, whenever men felt intimidated, they’d say: “see your ugly face” . I’d LAUGH & reply: No problem. Life is NOT a beauty contest!
I that my Dad so VALIDATED to the point where no one is handed the permission to invalidate me with : “see your ugly face”. For wia.
The superficiality of the world gets transmitted into the mind of the Girl-Child. It is reason some grow into women with LOW SELF ESTEEM
We must condition the mind of EVERY Girl-Child to building up their inner strength on LASTING VALUES & NOT transient matters of “beauty.”