VANCOUVER, B.C. — Grammy-winning singer Colbie Caillat has teamed up with Raw Beauty Talks, an organization dedicated to facilitating a shift from beauty imprisonment to beauty empowerment, in her new music video "Try," which Caillat describes "an anthem for women to accept who they are and be comfortable showing it.”
The video features pictures of celebrities like Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, and Sara Bareilles alongside everyday women, all wearing little to no make up.
Erin Treloar founded Raw Beauty Talks in hopes of starting a conversation around the challenges women face in accepting themselves in a society that promotes Photoshop, plastic surgery and images of unattainable beauty standards. Well aware of the dangerous affect superficial beauty standards have on young women, Treloar struggled with an eating disorder in her teens. Her hope with Raw Beauty Talks is that the next generation will embrace a more realistic standard of beauty.
"What if small lashes, wrinkled skin, sun spots and laugh lines became the mark of beauty? What if we were happier with our physical appearance? Would that translate into our overall happiness?" asked Treloar. "I don't know the answer to these questions, but the voice inside me is telling me we need to find out."