A few months ago Em Ford, a makeup and beauty vlogger, started posting videos of herself without makeup. The internet response was overwhelming. There have been over 100,000 comments about her appearance. She made this short YouTube video to share her story and challenge society's views on beauty. It's powerful and definitely worth your time to watch.
"Over the past few months, I've received thousands of messages from people all over the world who suffer or have suffered from acne, an insecurity or self confidence issues.
I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we're so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing - You ARE beautiful.
You are beautiful - no matter how flawed you feel, no matter how upset you may about the way you look or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident. Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you're not beautiful - not even yourself."
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