Vlog: What I See When I Look In The Mirror | The What I See Project Launch

What I See Project - My reflection
Last month I went up to London to film a short video as a contribution to a new not-for-profit campaign that I think is a truly amazing concept. Called the What I See Project, a number of women from all over the globe answer the question: What do you see when you look in the mirror?

We’ve each submitted a short film – or reflection – with our personal thoughts on the answer to this question. 
I’m REALLY proud to be part of this campaign. We could interpret the question in any way we chose – I went a little philosophical, but that wasn’t my intention .. it’s just the way it ended up. I’ve been a photos-only style blogger for a long time now and I’m always intrigued to hear my fellow bloggers speak for the first time; this time you’ll get to hear me (eep)! Although I’m not that comfortable hearing myself talking – who is?! – I have watched it a few times now so I’m now used to it:

To explain more about it to you, I have adapted the explanation of the project from their website as they explain it so well, plus the trailer is below… prepare to be inspired!

This question – What Do You See When You Look In The Mirror – has been asked to (so far) over 350 women from all the world. The What I See Project is a global online platform that recognises and amplifies womenโ€™s voices. Through their unique and honest answer to the question, women from all over the world are empowered by relating to each otherโ€™s stories. 

It was established to celebrate the inspiring women from everyday life whose stories would otherwise go unacknowledged; women share real and honest stories about their struggles, achievements and inner thoughts, and the project allows them to express themselves freely through a website that appreciates them for who they really are.

So as you can imagine I was quite humbled and truly flattered to be one of the many bloggers who were asked to contribute. The What I See Project would love more and more women to get involved – everyone is invited to tell their story. If you submit a video during the five-week campaign, you could be in with a chance of attending the amazing launch event at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London on 1st October!


What I See ProjectThe most important factor in this campaign is diversity, which is why women have been chosen from all different walks of life. So here’s where I pass the baton on to the next communicator in line; to keep the campaign going, we are all promoting another blogger – the next in line to me are Lindsey & Claire of www.balladof.co.uk ๐Ÿ™‚

So it would be lovely to get your support, with some Likes on my YouTube link, a comment on this post, a Tweet about the project using the #whatiseecampaign hashtag – or ultimately uploading your own reflection on their website!

Have a think and tell me… What do YOU see when you look in the mirror?

Catherine x

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  1. September 5, 2013 / 1:07 pm

    I loved this! Thanks for sharing. And you have a lovely voice. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. September 5, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    sounds like a great program! :<)

  3. September 5, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    Lovely – I really enjoyed watching your video. xo

  4. September 6, 2013 / 9:53 am

    This video is wonderful Catherine! What a wonderful and positive project to be a part of, thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

    • September 7, 2013 / 10:41 am

      It is an amazing project, Daniella… really inspiring :))

  5. September 7, 2013 / 4:11 am

    How wonderful to hear your voice–somehow, though I know you are in the UK, looking at stills of you, I hadn't heard the accent.

    • September 7, 2013 / 10:42 am

      I know what you mean, Terri – I'm always surprised to hear any accent other than English come out of someone even when I know where they're from!!!

  6. September 7, 2013 / 2:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing. And it's great that you braved something you're not totally comfortable with for a great cause like this. Vlogging has been a lot of fun for me. And it's a nice break up for my photos mostly fashion posts too. This way my fantastic readers can see the nerdiness that is me, not just polished photos ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Joanna of ModaMamaBlog.com

  7. September 7, 2013 / 9:05 pm

    You are right, you went a little philosophical. I had not expected that.
    It was indeed quite an experience, to hear you speak. You are quite British (logical), I love it.

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