What is your idea of beauty?
I ask this question because it seems that we have a misunderstanding of what it actually means. Society, for so long, has embedded a false perception of beauty in our minds, that in result has made us discredit ourselves and strive for a false identity that stiffens are true beauty.
Yeah, I know that its “whats on the inside that really matters.” But, if I’m being real… As a woman, I know that it is also important for us to feel attractive on the outside as well. I mean its the whole reason why we spend hours in the mall trying to find the perfect outfit, and switch up our hair to garner a new look. I know it may sound vain, but when you look good you feel good.
It seems that now more than ever, there is so much pressure on women of all ages to confine to what society says is beautiful. “They” present the image that in order to be beautiful you have to wear a size 2, and have long hair and fare skin. Or “a slim waist, and a big behind,” as Mike Jones would say. But, in reality most women don’t have those physical attributes, and that doesn’t make them any less beautiful.
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. You can’t place a standard description on beauty because everyone is unique in their own way, and who would want to look the same anyways.
As women we have to become comfortable with our beauty. We cant allow the media or anyone else to distort the way that we view ourselves. If you have short hair, embrace it! If you have chocolate skin, embrace it! You have to embrace YOU! And, don’t let anyone or anything make you feel bad for doing it.
I was inspired to create this post because I stumbled upon an article written on Yahoo, about the beautiful Chantelle Brown, who is a Vitiligo spokesmodel and former America’s Next Top Model Cycle 21 contestant. After reading this article, I was immediately inspired by her drive to continue to pursue her dreams in a career where appearance is everything! She is so stunning, and she is a true example of embracing your beauty in whatever form that it may be.
So, I define beauty as confidence. Beauty is the woman who accepts herself, loves herself, and isn’t afraid to let the world know.
Please check out the article on Chantelle Brown (@winnieharlow) HERE
I want to hear your thoughts!! What is your idea of beauty? Lets Chat