Have you ever heard of the phrase, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”? Or even the classic phrase you heard your parents use for years, “you are beautiful in your own right”. With all the help from social media, TV, WorldStar other outlets of communication, our society is painting a portrait of what they feel is deemed “beautiful“. This include women undergoing surgery to make certain body parts larger and wearing clothing that displays every nook and cranny. Is this what our younger generation have to look forward too? A realm of unrealistic goals that may potential harm their body and most importantly their self esteem. So I pose a question to the world that should be answered honestly. What is your definition of beauty?
Forget about what society has to say about your curves, lips, skin color, and hair type. Be comfortable in your own skin. Do you know what beautiful means to me? My definition of beauty is being able to walk into any room or place and own it. No matter what your wearing or what type of clutch your rocking, being happy in your own mind, body and soul is beauty to me. My father is from Nassau and my mother is from North Carolina. I have full lips and was teased growing up about them. I use to hate my lips because of the stigma society placed above my head. As I got older, I realized those full lips is what makes me unique. If you are struggling with self esteem issues, take a good look into he mirror and hug yourself. Make sure you say “I am beautiful”!