Here is my post in support of the True Beauty inspirational post by @jessicabassjames. I have struggled my entire life with my appearance. Society has set such unattainable and unrealistic standards. When I was younger I wanted to hide because I felt people only saw my external beauty and wanted to sexualize me and felt no one saw my inner beauty. As I became a mother I’ve gone through health and hormonal issues and put on weight and become invisible to society. As I’ve grown older I’ve struggled to find what beauty really is, as societal messages have taught me sexy=beautiful... which I have found only attracted men who lusted after me and not men of good character. So as a woman nearing 40, I’m learning what beautiful means to me and that comes from inside. It’s my connection to God, the charity I do in life by helping others, the kindness I display and the love I have for my family friends and life in general. My weight, my age, my style and makeup is not what make me beautiful and as a cosmetologist I enjoy playing with my look and lately have been experimenting with finding a balance between the Cali girl I will always be and the modest woman of God I have grown to become to express the true beauty inside.
No Make Up VS Make Up .
Both are me. I don’t believe one is better than the other, but I have learned over the years we do not have to wear make up to be/feel beautiful.
True Beauty comes from within. .
I wish young girls/women would know this and learn this at a young age. I remember growing up thinking the way I looked on the outside was all that mattered. I would cake on makeup trying to hide all my hurt from within and tried being someone I wasn’t. As I have grown into a woman and mother I am understanding the true meaning of beauty and it’s all about your character and how you treat someone.I don’t care how beautiful someone is on the outside if they are a horrible person it makes them look ugly. So I challenge you to post a side by side with you without make up and one with and know Beauty is not determined by if you are wearing make up or an expensive outfit, it comes from within and how you are as a person!Tag me in it