I felt as though I owed an apology for the lack of posts. I have two excuses. The weaker of the two is that I have been stung by an unfortunate bug this week, which has manifested itself in the form of a fever, annoying cough, irritating sniffles and an all around ickiness! The better of the two excuses began last sunday when the Sox clinched their ticket to the World Series :-)
So here I am, three games to the series – watching them on their way to another title, while curled up in my PJ’s, sipping my new favorite green tea (“yogi revitalizaton”). There is a rumored sleep deprivation that is plaguing us Sox fans, as these games begin at 8:30… so I’m going to go ahead and blame my blogging hiatus on that! Go Sox!
As we are all inundated with images of rail thin women and self esteem of young girls has paid the price, Dove’s real beauty campaign has earned unwavering loyalty and admiration from throngs of women including myself. Their first viral video, Evolution, closely detailed the transformation of an average looking girl into the supermodel that we see on billboards and magazine covers. It was a comforting reminder that the images that surround us tend to be nothing short of superficial.
When I received the first video I sent it to all my girls that I love so much with a little note reminding each of them how beautiful they are. So when I recieved their recent video I was thrilled. Though this one is a bit more intense and has far more shocking images, Dove’s “Onslaught” once again suprised and pleased me with its message to young women.
Watching Regina’s latest music video for her song Better, transported me back to junior high – listening to Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn and watching her thrash around her deserted apartment. I appreciated the emotion that clung to every word. Better has the same fragility that was apparent and the excitement that was wrapped up in melody.
For a while, Regina’s songs were easily confused with Feist. Her talent has always been evident, but videos like these put her her creativity and originality centerstage.