It’s insidious, low self-esteem. And pervasive among women. Despite all that we do at home and at work, despite our many accomplishments, many of us still don’t think we’re “enough.”
I don’t know why that is. Could it be the images of female perfection we see in media every day? Those images that are difficult to live up to?
In any case, an all-female band from Austin, The Mrs., has set out to change what women see when they look in the mirror.
At BlogHer ’14, the very first exhibit women encountered upon entering the hall was The Talking Mirror, sponsored by The Mrs.
It was also the most powerful experience many of the women had while there.
The exhibit asked the question, “How do you feel when you look in the mirror?”
Women put on headphones and stepped in front of the mirror and–the mirror talked to them specifically. It told them how beautiful they were and affirmed all the different ways this was true. In loving detail.
I stood and watched, moved to tears at the sight of women having their experience with the mirror–for some it might have been one of the few times they were truly validated for the way they seemed to others.
Some cried. Some laughed with delight. Responses ran the gamut of emotions. It was clear that some–many–did not see what was being reflected back to them by the Talking Mirror.
The mirror’s message? “You’re Enough.”
Saturday at lunch, The Mrs. debuted their rockin’ new song, I’m Enough, after showing us a video that moved my entire table to tears. I’d like you to see it, too, and I defy you not to be moved. Here’s the video of I’m Enough
When you’ve seen it, and please do, let me know what you think, below. I’ll send one lucky commenter some swag from the conference. Giveaway limited to the U.S. and Canada.
And if you’d like to hear more of the song, come back and see a different little video, one I took while they were singing at lunch. Here’s a segment of the Mrs. singing their new song, I’m Enough.