Freelance journalist Radhika Sanghani is on a mission to change the way we view our noses. Creating the #sideprofileselfie challenge, Sanghani is encouraging the world to embrace their larger noses by taking a photo of themselves from the side and sharing it with the world. Feeling like larger noses don’t get enough representation in the beauty, fashion and entertainment industry, Sanghani was inspired to create the challenge in order to get big noses the love they deserve.
“In our society, big noses have been taboo for all too long. Take Hollywood. While there are plenty of larger-nosed men, there are just a handful of female celebs with strong profiles: Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Lea Michele, Anjelica Huston and Meryl Streep. Unlike their male peers, they’ve had to deal with criticism of their looks for years, and it’s no surprise that many aspiring female actors are rumoured to have had nose jobs before, or early on in, their career,” she wrote in a piece for Grazia.
Needless to say, we love the idea, and all the distinct and gorgeous people who shared their beautiful side profiles with the world.
Breaking the big nose taboo with my new campaign on the #sideprofileselfie!! Let’s stop hating our noses for not being tiny, little snubs and learn to love them by sharing a #sideprofileselfie https://t.co/2WpuNQmqmY pic.twitter.com/hL6mZmYEwZ
— Radhika Sanghani (@radhikasanghani) February 20, 2018
I’ve never ever put a photo online of my side profile before because its made me self conscious everyday for as long as I can remember. But you know what, BIG NOSES ARE OKAY although tweeting this is scary 😳😁 #sideprofileselfie 🖤 pic.twitter.com/HbwtxqI1z2
— Molly (@mollydotw) February 21, 2018
— Endo & Me (@EndoMeno) February 21, 2018
— Hunter (@ot4reunion) February 21, 2018
— Bree Mae (@TheBreeMae) February 22, 2018
— Teresa Brown (@Chabula) February 21, 2018
— Nomia Iqbal 🐝 (@NomiaIqbal) February 22, 2018
— Padidar (@Padidar) February 21, 2018
I don’t want my nieces growing up wanting a nose job at 9 like I did.
I want them to love their wide/long/flat/blobby big beautiful noses!
Regardless of it’s size and shape, regardless of their size and shape, I want them to love themselves❤#sideprofileselfie pic.twitter.com/ENn0w2Qf0Q
— Legend (@keira_erica) February 21, 2018
“It’s been so freeing to not hide from side profile photos anymore and to actually just like my face,” Sanghani told Mashable. “So what I really want is for women to share their own #sideprofileselfie and start to celebrate their noses.”
So go on, get posting.