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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Dove Self-Esteem Fund and Giveaway

"7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough"

Self-esteem is a major topic in young girls and in all women. When self-esteem is low it can be dangerous and deadly.

When I had the chance to post about The Dove Self-Esteem Fund I jumped on it. This is something I HAVE to be a part of in some way. To me it is my way of making sure at least one person doesn't have to live the life I did when I was a teenager. I was bullied, I was made to feel less than what I was because I wasn't what society deemed as pretty. This is what I thought. I turned to some of the dangerous behaviors that we don't want women to resort to because of low self- esteem.

Dove cares as well and has started The Dove Self-Esteem Fund. It was developed because, "too many young girls and young women develop low self esteem from hang-ups about looks and consequently fail to reach their full potential in later life. The DSEF is committed to help girls build positive self-esteem and a healthy body image, with a goal of reaching 5 million girls globally by 2010."

To get more facts read the National Report here as well as head to The Dove Self Esteem Fund to learn about this great cause!

I may be one who suffered from low-self esteem, but I am also a mother of 2 girls. My oldest is at an age where her self-esteem can either be shot down or picked up. I of course want it as high as it can be. Let's make sure to get rid of the pre-conceived notions of what society thinks as beautiful and let's not only teach our daughters but ourselves to love our bodies. We may come in different shapes and sizes, but we are definitely all beautiful.

With this post Dove is giving me the opportunity to give away an awesome gift.

This gift includes:

2 "True You" workbooks
A plush terrycloth spa robe
2 Dove products

Main Entry
Go to The Dove Self Esteem Site and tell me one thing that is great about what they are doing for girls and women. Please include your email in the first entry.

Extra Entries:
Follow my blog- 2 entries
Blog about this giveaway- 5 entries
Follow me on twitter- 2 entries
Tweet about this giveaway- 1 entry per tweet per day

Giveaway ends January 21st (changed from Jan 15th) and I will post the winner on January 16th. The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email or I will pick a new one.

Remember "7 in 10 girls believe they aren't good enough"


Tina said...

Great giveaway! I'll be blogging about this in a little bit. I went to their website and was impressed that they have already reached 2 million girls. Joining with Girl Scouts of America is a great way to reach out to the younger girls. I think a positive body image is very important for girls today. Not everyon is meant to be a size 0!

suburban prep said...

This comment " . It is committed to help girls build positive self-esteem and a healthy body image, with a goal of reaching 5 million girls globally by 2010" reall stuck with me. I know that even now as older than a teen ager I have doubts in self esteem. I think this is a positive move.

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Tena said...

awesome giveaway! Self esteem is something that is easily instilled into children, but once it is questioned the walls tumble down fast. I love that they are reaching so many young girls and working with girl scouts which is another group that has been working on the self esteem of girls for, well forever! I just wish a company would do what Dove is doing for girls, for our little boys.