"Maganda sana kaso..." It's a statement they've heard many times in their life, often mouthed by families or anyone within close ties.
Surprisingly, name-calling starts at home, according to a study conducted by Dove. These families tend to call children names for what they think are imperfections. While these nicknames can be seen as a form of endearment or playful teasing, they can lead to young girls internalizing these messages and hurt their self-esteem.
In this intergenerational talk hosted by Iza Calzado, along with four other women: Nish Dyosa, Helen Payawal, Raiza Pacia, and Zahraa Bani, they discuss the effects of the name-calling they experienced as children, growing up with unrealistic beauty standards to live up to, and finding the confidence to create their own positive outlook on beauty.
They also dig deeper into social media's influence on reinforcing the beauty ideals they were taught when they were younger and how that shaped their self-image and self-confidence.
Supported by Dove's Confidence Kit, they talk about how we can empower young girls to define their standard of beauty and #StopTheNameCalling.
Watch their insightful and heart-tugging stories here:
Join Dove in its mission to educate the next generation on self-esteem and body confidence. Watch the full film of #StopTheNameCalling here. Download the Dove Confidence Kit here. ASC-REF: U080P081922DS