#SpeakBeautiful Dove Campaign

i was astounded to hear that 4 out of 5 tweets put out there about body image are women putting themselves down. why do we do it? what started this sort of false humility and distaste for the way that our bodies were perfectly crafted? can we please work together to clean it up before my daughters enter into this part of the world?

i love this idea of a domino effect of positivity. bravo dove- yet again- for telling women to claim back beauty and confidence. and for going into the belly of the monster- hollywood- and nipping any negative talk in the nasty butt. did you see that? dove made an @ account on twitter and used a technology to find key words used to degrade celebrities and they are talking back to the degraders. speaking out against the negative AND speaking up with the positive. let’s join our voices together- #speakbeautiful about yourself! just post and caption with “#speakbeautiful” and join the domino effect!

me? i’m loving my strong baby carrying hips these days…


check out #SpeakBeautiful real-time on Twitter.

and read up on this amazing initiative started by Dove, featured on mashable uk:

Dove’s Twitter Oscars program attempts to reverse damage of negative tweets

People turn to social media to discuss how celebrities look while walking the red carpet at the Oscars, but the comments, of course, aren’t always positive.Not only do we often see critical tweets about actresses in their gowns, women are 50% more likely to say something negative about themselves than positive on Twitter, according to new research from Twitter.

As a part of a campaign called #SpeakBeautiful to boost self esteem on Twitter, the social network and Dove have created an inspiring video that will air on Sunday night during the Academy Awards pre-show. Check out the clip, which highlights the domino-like effect of negative tweets, above.

The ad is based on recent Twitter study and revealed four out of every five negative tweets posted on the site about beauty and body image are women putting themselves down. As a part of a test, the companies wanted to see what would happen if another Twitter account intercepted a negative tweets and helped turn the message into a positive one.

“We used a random Twitter account and @-replied to a user who said she was feeling ugly,” a Twitter spokesperson told Mashable. “We said she looked beautiful and looped in some of her followers, too. They responded and said she looked beautiful too. It was…


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