WATCH: Adorable Kids Teach Us An Important Lesson About Body Image
If you could change one thing about your body what would it be?
When a group of adults and children were asked this very question, the responses varied greatly; except, there was a common theme among each of the age groups.
While the adults in the video focus on flaws they’d like to change, the children’s much more creative responses help to shape an important message about body image and self-esteem.
“I like my body, actually,” says one girl who replied that she’d like to have a mermaid tail when asked what she would change.
“Yeah, you wouldn’t change anything?” the off-screen narrator asks.
“Nothing else, just a mermaid tail,” she said.
The video was created by The Jubilee Project, a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire change by creating empowering PSAs, documentaries and short films.
Although more of a PSA, the video is still sponsored by a skincare company called iNature Skincare, which sells lotions to help alleviate dry skin.
While the video is good-natured and well-intentioned, like similar campaigns released by companies like Dove and Kelloggs, at the end of the day the message is somewhat ironically tied to an advertisement for products that are arguably designed to help improve outward appearance.
However, regardless of where funding for the video came from, the ultimate message is clear: we should all learn to love our bodies a little bit more—flaws and all—because everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own skin.