You're Not Alone

Being a female today is hard, and it's even harder when you believe that you are the only one with struggles. In a society that pressures women and girls to reach perfection, we focus on our shortcomings more than our successes.
This impossible standard has resulted in these disheartening statistics. It's time we empower women to define their own standard.

80% of women and girls 11-21 years old believe their looks are the most important thing about them.

 

53% of 13 year-old girls and 78% of 17 year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies. 

 

66% of women and girls 11-21 years old believe they are not pretty enough.

 

93% of women and girls 11-21 years old believe their appearance is more important than their abilities.

 

61% of women and girls 11-21 years old feel the need to be perfect.  

 

Adolescent girls who diet frequently are 12 times more likely to binge eat.

 

1 in 12 women develop clinical depression in their lifetime, nearly twice the rate of men.

 

15.5% of women will develop social anxiety disorder and 6.6% will develop generalized anxiety disorder in their lifetime. 

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/education-375437