Something I’ve become a lot more passionate about over the last couple of years is promoting a more positive body image and that we are far more than just what we look like. When I was asked if i would like to get involved in the What I See Project I was really excited about participating in something that aims to provide a safe environment for women to share their struggles, achievements and inner thoughts, and express themselves through a website that appreciates them for who they really are, not just based on how they look.
I filmed my own contribution to the project at home and you can find my video here. Please take a look, I’d love to know what you think! Don’t forget to take a look at some of the other videos as well. They are incredibly inspiring, and what I love so much about this project is that we are able to get involved and talk about how we feel honestly, even if that is not always completely positive. At the end of the day, it is real, and I find that more genuinely engaging and inspiring.
The project is the brainchild of successful entrepreneur Edwina Dunn who pioneered world wide loyalty programmes such as Tescos Club Card. Even as a powerful woman in her own right, she still felt that she wasn’t being heard as loudly as men in the board room, and that experience impacted on her so much she established the What I See Project to celebrate inspiring women from every day life whose stories would otherwise go unacknowledged.
I feel quite privileged to be involved in the project alongside such an amazing range of other women from all walks of life including writers, editors, business women, communicators from a variety of fields and of course other bloggers, including the lovely Catherine who I met at the Activia UK event and Bangs and a Bun, whose blog I’ve read for ages.
The project is in full swing, and you can share your own thoughts on the website for the chance to attend an event on 1st October at the Science Museum in London for the premier of a short film looking at the stories of 10 high profile successful women. I’m hoping to try and be there too!
Now I’d like to pass the baton on to the next What I See Project participant, Carolyn Collins Peterson at The Space Writer, pop on over to her site, she shares cool and interesting things about the Cosmos, how awesome is that!
What do you see when you look in the mirror?