I am creating a campaign that aims to raise girls, or young women’s confidence and help them build independent thoughts therefore they are wise and never let another people control them.
The reason I am starting this campaign is that one thing happened on one of my friends. She was a lovely but a bit fat girl, who was very happy at the beginning. Probably after uni starts, girls around her were all getting a boyfriend but she had not. She became a bit anxious. And one day she met her sister, who she had not visited for a long time. Her sister was shocked by her body and said why you became so fat. And I can promise that she was even not that fat. Her sister thought if she were like this then she could never find a boyfriend. Then my poor friend was very sad because her sister’s comments and she started a very unhealthy diet as well as doing a lot of exercises. We, as friends always told her that she should take it easy and even if she wanted to be skinny then she should take a healthy way and always take care of herself. But she did not care. At that time all she wanted was to be skinny. Yes, after a few months, she made it. She was way too skinny. 165cm but only 80kg with lots of healthy problems. Now she ends up with bad illness and has to stop uni for a while to heal herself. Luckily, she realized this quickly enough so things are not getting worse.
I have heard lots of stories about how girls doing unhealthy diet and ends up with anorexia. But when this thing actually happened on my friend, I first know how bad it can be. My campaign is not about teaching girls about healthy diet. This is just one of the problems now young women are facing with. I understand as a girl, woman, we have lots of things need to take care. Body, face, personality. It seems that female always been judged. Everyday wake up for make up, eating for diet, living for males. It does not matter if you want to become perfect. But how about consider more about the impacts. Always think if you are doing a right thing. If this decision can bring a better life. Does this worth you to do it. Do I lose more to gain. Why am I have to do this.
Girl, you need to be more confident. You need to think independently and girls, be wise.