One thing I can relate to is a self esteem issue. I’ve suffered with it ever since 5th. It was a mess let me tell you. First my face started to break out the middle of 5th grade and it was the same year I had a boy who would go out of his way to torment me to the point of being terrified to go in the hallways alone for fear he’d be out as well. If that wasn’t bad enough 6th grade started the “fun” name calling of being a “red headed step child” (after crying to my parents about it, they thought it was funny because well it’s true. Now I cringe every time I hear or see someone use that phrase), and the summer between 5th and 6th grade I received the friend every girl dreads getting a visit from. Those 2 years really took a toll on me and I spent many years not liking what I saw in the mirror. Even now at 26 ½ I can’t seem to deal with my acne and find the beauty in it, no matter how many times I’m reassured of it. So when I heard that Monster High was partnering up with WeStopHate I knew this would be something I’d love to share. If you haven’t heard about this partnering here is a bit of information from the press release that I received:
Monster High and WeStopHate introduced a new online activity, inviting girls to take back the mirror and celebrate their imperflections, on the newest iteration of FreakyFab13. The interactive experience encourages girls to resurrect a positive self-reflection by re-writing how they view themselves, from the inside out. Girls are invited to take or upload a photo of them to the online mirror. Then they are given a series of positive, monsterfied sayings that they can apply to their mirror, print out, or save to celebrate their imperflections. As of May 2012, the brand has also announced a pro-social partnership with Walmart via displays at more than 1,500 Walmarts across the country. In addition, Walmart.com will also feature self-esteem building downloadable activities, as well as, a special Monster High and WeStopHate animated content that highlights the importance of positive self-esteem.
Of course I had to try this fun activity out for myself and as you can see above it turned out so cute. I think it’s fun (and easy) to pick and choose what positive traits the girls pick out of themselves. I thought it was really cute and I know when I was this age I would’ve loved to print out a bunch of different ones to hang in my room. Actually I remember one time I got in trouble for printing off a zillion photos of boy bands. Overall I think this is a great campaign they are doing and if I didn’t love Monster High already it would definitely be love at first Ghoul. I think we are well past the age of girls/women/PEOPLE need to look/act/believe a certain way. Some of us will be a skinny-mini and some of us a little more to love. My biggest struggle as an adult would be my depression weight (it’s true I have proof I swear!) I would love to be the size 3-5 that I was before I got pregnant, though I’d like the better habits I’ve learned over the years. What are your thoughts on this campaign?