I went to take a walk around my neighborhood the other night and caught a status with a link to this video, just as I was heading down my driveway. I spotted it on an old friend’s fb page, via newsfeed. He started his family late in life and his six year old daughter (his only child) is his everything. He wrote: “As the father of a daughter, this is the message I want her to hear, over and over, for the rest of her life.” When I watched the video I stopped in my tracks. Literally. I ended up watching it over (and over!) during my entire walk (and didn’t trip over my feet or stones along the way ~ a feat in itself ; ) )
I couldn’t wait to share this with you. I hope it moves you, too, as it did me. And I hope you share it with your daughters and pass it on, too. (I just watched it again and love it even more, if that’s even possible : ) )
Here’s an excerpt from a HuffPost Music article.
“It sounds like a basic premise but the latest video for Colbie Caillat’s song “Try” has gone viral thanks to its simple message.
“Put your makeup on, get your nails done, curl your hair, run the extra mile, keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?” Caillat sings to open the video as shown on YouTube as various women and girls are shown with makeup on and their hair done. By the time Caillat reaches the second verse, those same females are shown slowly removing their makeup, fake eyelashes and in one instance a wig.
The video, which was nearing five million hits as of late Sunday evening (and nearly 45,000 likes) after being released on July 8, ends with Caillat also without makeup and singing the closing lines. “Take your makeup off, let your hair down, take a breath, look into the mirror at yourself, do you like you cause I like you.”
The singer, who said never felt pressured by her folks into “looking a certain way,” said she attempted to get “some of my celebrity friends” to send a picture of themselves in their natural appearance. Caillat’s request was met with a lukewarm response at best while adding it was “hard for them to show any degree of realness.”
“Some of them said no, some of them said they’ll send me a picture in a couple of days because they have a pimple on their chin, and they didn’t want it showing in the picture,” she said. “And I was like, no, no, no! That’s good! Let’s let all of our fans know that we get them too, because otherwise they’ll just think that they’re the only ones who get acne. We all get it, so let’s just kind of laugh about it together.”
Source: Colbie Caillat
Update, the video has over 14.6M views now. What a beautiful and powerful message to go viral ♡ Colbie Caillat you rock! Thank you for being who you are.