I love acting, playing musical instruments, and just performing generally. But increasingly I have become disappointed in how success in these areas appears to be based on looks rather than talent.
As an aspiring actress, I hang around with a lot of people who also want to break into the performing arts world. I have noticed though that a lot of people I meet always mention how they look, or how they want to look, not what they can do.
I think this is the problem of the television, film, music, and fashion industries who promote ‘perfect’ beauty standards – something which is impossible to obtain normally, especially as pictures can be altered and changed.
The promotion of a ‘perfect’ appearance encourages young people to think that looks are everything when, in reality, they are not and should not be.
What I want to do through my campaign is not only change how young people think about themselves, but also change how the media presents beauty, and to show them that it is not always about who you are on the outside.