Beauty Mark is Great for the Whole Family…

but don’t just take our word for it! Below is a letter Diane received after showing the film in Boone, NC. We thought it was so powerful that not only the mother, but also her 8 year old son, walked away from the film with a sense of  bravery and self acceptance. Even 8 year olds face challenges related to body image and we’re so proud that Beauty Mark could make a difference in this little guy’s life! Read their words here…

Hi Diane,

I met you at the movie showing in Boone last night–I gave you my card about my work and training had my two boys (8 and 10) with me and my husband is a prof in the school of ed and teaches on issues of gender and sexuality.

We all loved it.  Anyway, I wanted to tell you something my 8 year son Tyler said–before the movie they handed out mirrors and the you are beautiful stickers and he is constantly comparing himself to others and he looked at me and said, “I think I’m ugly, Mommy.  I hate my freckles.”  I told him he was beautiful and that even someone who was born disfigured or in a fire was beautiful, too.  I had told him this before but after the movie, walking to the car he said, “Before the movie I thought I was ugly but now I know I am beautiful.  Everyone is.”   How priceless is that?

Please know your work would benefit 8 year olds, it starts that early!

I love your courage.  What affected me the most was the part you said afterward about how there is freedom in putting yourself out there, being judged, and realizing you are ok.  I have had to do that more recently and it IS powerful to say thank you to the critics. You are inspiring and my whole family benefited.

Thank you!!!!!

joanna

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