Dear Women: Here’s Why Thinking You’re Ugly Is Bad For You


Looks are not everything. Digital space today is bombarded with photoshopped image of girls with skinny bodies, thigh gaps, zero size waist line and long legs that we might think that’s the new trend of beauty.

Believe it or not, even boys in all ages suffer from body related issues. From getting the six-pac-abs to being active in sports just to look cool even if they really don’t like it.

There is really an epidemic around this topic. And today, I want to share with you some of my most favorite TED Talks of women who dares to speak up of about this.

After watching the videos, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what is your most valuable takeaway from this.

Why Thinking You’re Ugly is Bad for You 

Meaghan Ramsey shares the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence that is affecting teenagers, especially young girls.

From high percentage of absentees in school to worst cases of depression, there is no wonder how digitally manipulated content can make anyone believe that there is a one-size-fits-all in terms of beauty.

Watch her amazing insights below.


Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.

Cameron Russell talks about the real truth behind being a model in as early as 16 years old.

She firmly believes that image is powerful yet superficial.

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She explains how digital manipulation of how a model “construction” is being done that is far away from what they really are in person.

Watch her fearless talk, below.

The Make Up Artist’s Perspective of Beauty

Eva DeVirgilis is a makeup artist and actress. In this inspiring talk, she shares how her clients, mostly women with different socio-economic backgrounds would apologize on how they look in the first 3 seconds.

Eva takes a strong point that today’s crazy standard of beauty is like a mixed up of porn and fashion and photoshop that make other women feel that they need to measure up.

Watch her moving talk, below.

How do you define yourself?

Lizzie Velasquez talk is a breath of fresh air. This is the very first time I watched a TED talk and I’ve been a fan ever since.

She shares how she’s able to use what other people think of her as a ladder to accomplish her goals in life.

Watch her incredible talk, below.

I hope these round up of amazing talks will help you realize that really looks aren’t everything. You’ve got gifts and talents to share to the world and you’re great just the way you are.

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