Yesterday, actress Keke Palmer attended the Dove 3rd annual Self-Esteem weekend in Times Square, NYC. Where the event is to basically help promote women and girls to have a better self-esteem, self-confidence and beauty. In which they can feel better on both the inside and out.
Dr. Mona Gohara, Alexis Tirado, Toni Blackman, Jess and Keke on the 3rd Annual Dove Self-Esteem Weekend carpet.
KeKe Palmer poses with guests.
According to research conducted for Dove’s self-esteem event, a mere 11 percent of girls are comfortable using the word “beautiful” to describe themselves, and more than 60 percent of girls avoid normal daily activities when they feel insecure about their looks.
With the event drawing hundreds of young girls and mothers to come out and show their support, Keke also talked about her own life struggles saying,
“Even-though I’m in the industry and I act and all this stuff, I still suffer from self-esteem problems … from the way I look or the way that I talk … just nitpicking at myself.”
I do hope that young girls can find healthier ways to have a relationship with beauty and not to have so much anxiety about living up to other people’s expectations.”
During an interview with the Huffpost. She had this to say:
“Just as many people that love me, hate me too. I get really mean, mean, mean, mean comments on Twitter and it just comes with the territory.”
But Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that’s always made me feel good,” she said. “If you repeatedly go out there and ‘you are the change that you want to see,’ then that’s what you are.”