In celebration of International Women's Day, take part in YouTube’s global #DearMe initiative to inspire and empower young girls everywhere. We all know that growing up is tough. But if you could go back in time, what wisdom would you share with your teenage self? It all starts with two words. Dear Me.
Special thanks to all the amazing women who participated in our video. Watch their #DearMe videos below.
Media messages play a big role in shaping gender norms, ideas about sex, and body satisfaction. And in a world where TV and movies reinforce the idea that thin = beautiful and "likes," "favorites," and hot-or-not polls are devastatingly public, kids can come to believe that appearance is all that matters.