The majority of women suffer from poor body image which is appalling when you think about all the resources that are out there for women to feel good about themselves and not to mention that it is 2013. So when I was approached to be part of the What I See Project whose aim is to promote female empowerment I could not say no. The What I See Project aims to provide a safe environment where women can share their struggles, achievements and inner thoughts, and express themselves freely through a website that appreciates them for who they really are. It was founded by Edwina Dunn, a successful entrepreneur who is the brains behind the Tesco’s Clubcard. She started the initiative in order to celebrate the inspiring women from everyday life whose stories would otherwise go unacknowledged. I was asked to film a segment talking about what I see when I look in the mirror. What a good question hey? But also a very heavy loaded one which required a lot of thought in order to articulate it properly. However me being me did not prepare anything at all before I headed to the offices of The What I See Project staff. This is how my video turned out.
I really enjoyed watching the videos of all these wonderful women and I loved hearing their stories. It really does make you realise that no matter how perfect other people’s lives seem from the outside we all face the same struggles. The What I See Project launched on 27th August and until 1st October we will see women all over the world airing their views about their self image. Writers, editors, bloggers and communicators from fashion, science, business, politics, art, sport, feminism and motherhood will tell their inspiring stories. In addition 10 short documentaries will be released, each one exploring the thoughts and feelings of a woman who has become an outstanding success in their particular profession. A film of these ambassadors will then be premiered on October 1 at The Science Museum.
Next is the turn of Hannah Thompson so check out her views on the project tomorrow.