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Highlights Of The #StopTheBeautyTest Telethon: An Initiative To Raise Women's Voices Against Beauty Stereotypes

It's time society takes notice of how ugly the quest for beauty really is. Dove believes if we look beyond tall, slim and skin colour, we will discover a whole new world of beautiful.

Take the pledge to #StopTheBeautyTest, click here.

For over a decade, Dove has been working to make beauty a source of confidence, not anxiety, and here's where the journey continues.

Dove India and New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) present Stop The Beauty Test, a campaign that aims to raise women's voices against beauty stereotypes. Come, let's celebrate beauty in all shapes, colours, and sizes and pledge to create a more accepting society where there is no one particular definition of beauty.

Here are the Highlights of the Dove #StopTheBeautyTest Telethon:

Oct 17, 2021
21:14 (IST)
There is so much more to us than our appearnace: Neelakshi Singh, a.k.a Plump to Pretty, Body positive content creator & model on the Dove #StopTheBeautyTest Telethon

The journey for me has been full of ups and downs but it is really really interesting to see what I was and what I am now. I had eating disorder called Bulimia for two years. Even I didn't know that I suffered from it. We have progressed on mental health but it was very difficult for me when I was going through. It has made me a different person today.  

The whole journey began on social media for me. From a point when I did not get any validation from people around me to getting validation from strangers on social media. I was shocked at this. I now think that confidence is about faking it till you make it. I owe my journey to social media. Social media has given me a confidence that I never had in the physical world around me.

The kind of question I usually get is how are you so confident but there is no exact formula. Somehow, we have not been able to go back to our parents and speak open-heartedly. I just wish that we had someone to vent our feelings out.
 
Remember, you are not alone in this. You need to be celebrated in every size, every form, every colour. Talk to your mother, to your parents. Check on the people around you, check on yourself. Because in the end, you are going to do so many things that are not appearance-related. I would urge the media and all of you to use the #StopTheBeautyTest filter and promote the positive beauty campaign. 

Take The Pledge

It's time society takes notice of how ugly the quest for beauty really is.

Dove believes if we look beyond tall, slim and skin colour, we will discover a whole new world of beautiful.

Take the pledge to #StopTheBeautyTest

About The Campaign

An alarming 9 out of 10 single women in India feel that they are judged and rejected based on their looks during the marriage process. Furthermore, 68% also believe these rejections affect their self-esteem and confidence. The findings are based on an independent study done by Dove in 2020.

 

This is where Dove India’s #StopTheBeautyTest campaign comes in. For over a decade, Dove has been working to make beauty a source of confidence, not anxiety, and here's where the journey continues. Come, let's celebrate beauty in all shapes, colours, and sizes and pledge to create a more accepting society where there is no one particular definition of beauty.

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