May 17Yrma is present with the Mary Foundation by awarding the winners of Media Campaign with Sex & Society
CROWN PRINCESS'S SPEECH AT THE AWARD OF THE WINNERS OF THE MEDIA COMPETITION 2018
Congratulations to all the winners. You have researched, brainstormed, discussed and worked hard. It is clear to see in your newspapers and news sites. The theme "Love yourself - body and ideals" have you changed and you have written about many more different topics than I imagined.
This is one of the wine guides. It is 7.D at Lillevang School that has made it. Where are you sitting, 7.D? I will start by reading from the leader in your newspaper:
" Today, there are too many who walk around with a lump in their stomach and feel they do not really fit into their self-written norms. Social media is a good example of this. It affects the humanity of how to look. Especially the young people think it's a leak for the perfect body and the perfect way to strive for themselves. These are the inner values that count, but often there are many who forget. We all have a responsibility and a duty to treat each other with respect and care, even if you do not look or do like the others. "One always lives in someone's lives in his hands," is an existential thought, according to philosopher KE Løgstrup. We will always carry some of our fellow human lives in our hands. No matter if we do a little thing, it will put a touch or impression on the person's life . "
The lead writer is based on the inner turmoil. The lump in the stomach, which we all know and have experienced. The uncertainty that may arise with the question: "What do the others think about me?" The uncertainty that we may not dare to show who we really are. Or do the things we want most. We may be afraid to pop out, be wrong - that we are not good enough if we are just ourselves.
We know that every fifth young person has difficulty talking to his friends about what really botheres him or her. If you do not feel that you can tell how you actually do, or show who you are in, you can easily feel very lonely.
In this way ideals of the perfect can stand in the way of feeling part of the community. Ideas are created to inspire - not to prevent anyone from being himself. And it should not require so much to dare to be self.
In the Mary Foundation we have chosen to be part of the Media Competition 2018 and contribute with our experience in the development of the materials because the theme "Love yourself - body and ideals" lies in the natural extension of our work, including bullying and loneliness. We work for everyone to have a right to belong to. And no one should stand alone or feel outside.
The leader in the 7th newspaper deals with something central to describing our responsibility to treat each other with respect and care. We are all different. Try looking at your side man. You look different, though you may also look like each other on some points. You may be skilled at different things. You may probably like different things. And you may have different hopes and dreams for the future. We must make space for this diversity because it makes life not only more interesting, but much more valuable.
What we all share in common is that we need to be part of a community. We all need to be seen, acknowledged and loved, like those we are. And we need to feel that we contribute to something that is greater than ourselves. You can help each other to be caring, spacious and tolerant - and appreciate each other's differences.
So no one needs to spend all his energy.
So everyone dares tell others how they actually go and have it.
So everyone can meet up in school every day and just be themselves.
Thank you for your efforts and inspirational papers.