I usually check my Facebook many times throughout the day and there are the usual selfies, pictures of food, people talking about their vacations, political debates, and the list can go on. However, lately I have noticed more videos or messages from musicians, actresses and companies that are promoting and encouraging a positive self image for women and young girls. Its interesting that there is so much pressure or advertisements for girls to look a certain way, dress a certain way and act a certain way, yet people are now standing against that and saying, “be who you were created to be.”
I love it!! This is exactly why glittr was started here in Romania. We see girls that are looking to media, models, celebrities and mainstream to define who they are. We believe that God has created each girl for more than that. We want to see girls comfortable in their own skin – with or without makeup, with or without the latest in style clothing, with or without a lot of money. I have tried to live the life of mainstream and finding value and affirmation with others opinions… its exhausting! Everything that you see tells you that as a female you have to wear this, you can’t do that, you have to look like this and it goes on and on. You can never catch up and its never enough. But as glittr, we want to speak truth and life to teenage girls in Romania. We want them to know they are enough, just as they are.
In Colbie Caillat’s new song, “Try” she says it perfectly,
“Wait a second,
Why should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?
You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing
Take your make up off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don’t you like you?
Cause I like you”
So, I am encouraged to see that people, who have a big influence are starting to speak out and encourage girls to be themselves and not try to be someone they are not or who someone else tells them to be.
As we encourage girls to become glittr girls, we are saying…
Find your identity and confidence in Christ. THEN you will truly be beautiful and SHINE in this world!!!