Girls

Girls everywhere are faced with distorted and objectifying messages in the media, making it a challenge to grow up with a healthy self-esteem. It’s especially challenging to be a girl in Oklahoma, the state ranked 2nd worst for women.

OWC supporter and high school student Ripley Park compiled powerful images to create the video below, encouraging us to ask ourselves what true beauty is, and to question the crazy standards set by the media and the so-called beauty industry.

Real Beauty…. What is real beauty? Why do we continue to conform to the crazy standards set by the media and the so-called “beauty” industry? What are we teaching future generations of women…to be ill and to hate their bodies?? The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition believes this must stop. We will never achieve our true, beautiful potentials in life if we buy into the messed-up messages that we are bombarded with daily. All women and girls are beautiful. Say it. Believe it. Be beautiful. Because you are.