Why She’s Important:
Ditching photoshop and encouraging women all over the world to love and accept themselves for who they are. We support the heck out of that. Why wouldn’t you?
I’m sure you’ve seen the music video, I’ve watched it a few (hundred) times myself. Colbie Caillat’s newest single “Try” is sweeping the internet and is quickly becoming an anthem of love and acceptance in the self acceptance, anti-photoshop movement. Some don’t agree, a few (very few) bloggers and writers are actually against the video saying it’s wrong to teach girls “not to try” when it comes to their looks or fitting in, but I think that’s missing the point of the video. If you notice, each woman with and without make-up (and hair) was beautiful in the beginning and end of the video, with and without photoshop. I think all Caillet’s saying is, love yourself before the makeup and hair extensions, and love yourself after, you don’t have to try because you already are beautiful. Just love who you are period, or take steps to get to that place. Because if you don’t love yourself, what’s the point?
We like to make women feel invincible and beautiful when they visit us. Clothes and makeup can help achieve that, but always remember YOU make those jeans look great, you rock that outfit, not the other way around. Looks alone can not define the amazing, worthwhile, talented, and smart person you are, it’s just too big for looks alone to handle. So remember that on those days when the mirror is your worst enemy and you feel like you should hide from the rest of world with nothing but a bucket of ice cream and a glass of wine to catch you tears (don’t worry, we all have those days).
Women are more than what we wear or how we look, sure most of us enjoy those things (there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that), but our appearance (while important) is still not our only defining quality (or at least it shouldn’t be).
So we support Colbie Caillat’s video, and we support women absolutely loving who they are. That is true confidence. We are most definitely all about that life.
So what are your thoughts? Do you like the video? Do you disagree? Let us know in a comment, we’d love to hear from you!