I would like to know if any of you, including anyone else, would like to participate in a personal video project of mine?
It will be about self-esteem and I will need you to record yourself, via video (webcam, camcorder, digital camera, etc.), saying “I think I am …” and then list whatever flaws you think you have about yourself.
My message I would like to get across is that everyone is beautiful in their own way, but they don’t notice it themselves. It will, I hope, open peoples eyes and perhaps make people more confident in who they are, knowing that other people are exactly like them: self-conscious.
Everyone is different and diversity is great, but not everyone sees that.
If you cannot record a video but can take a picture, write on a piece of white paper (any type, it doesn’t matter) what you don’t like about yourself.
Also, if you don’t feel comfortable talking about your insecurities, record yourself saying “everyone is different and beautiful in their own way, so why do we care so much about our insecurities?”
I will be uploading this to YouTube, so here’s a tip of advice if you don’t wish to have your face featured in the video: go the photo route and just cover your face with the paper (while you are holding it). It will shield your face from the public and you will get your point across.
Remember, this is for fun and should be taken as lightly as possible (even though it is a fairly serious matter).
Send all video clips (ONLY IN avi or mov file types, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot attach the video because it is too large (or if other problems arise), upload it to MegaUpload and send the link my way (ie posting it on my wall, sending it in a PM, emailing it, or sending it via MSN).
“Here’s to the kids who’d rather spend the night home alone than go to a drunken high school party, who wish on the same person every 11:11, who listened to bands before they were on MTV & blame MTV for ruining their life, who say what they feel, who will never have 100% confidence in anything they do, and the kids that are okay with that. We are those kids, here’s to us.”—