“Often times, the world both directly and indirectly
Tells us that we shouldn’t be happy with ourselves
If we don’t fit certain beauty standards.
“Scars to your beautiful” is a reminder that beauty isn’t only
One look, shape, size, or colour. It isn’t even always tangible.
It comes in an endless amount of forms
And we need to recognize that.” Alessia Cara
The talented and relatively new singer, Alessia Cara, has shocked viewers everywhere, proving not only her musical talent but her lyrical one too! Through her song “Scars to Your Beautiful,” she has managed to challenge beauty standards of today, expressing that REAL beauty does not only come in one size, shape or colour like mass media portrays it to be.
Let’s talk about her inspirational video. Glamorous dancers, sparkles and over-the-top make-up? NO! The video does not feature your stereotypical pop music video. Alessia invites a few people who have gone through stares and judgement in their life to share their story through her music video. Their stories together with her music won her MTV’s 2017 Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message.
Click here to watch Alessia Cara’s award-winning inspirational video, and click here to watch how she rocked the stage live, giving the performance of a lifetime. SPOILER ALERT: there is a dramatic dress change!
“Scars to your Beautiful” has indeed provided a different perspective on what true beauty is and has shown guys and girls around the world that we need to stop scarring OUR beautiful with the world’s expectations.