In her own words
True Beauty- True Beauty to me is more about what it isn’t than what it is. Beauty to me isn’t what most people think it is. It isn’t the size of your pants, the flawlessness of your skin, how long your eyelashes are or if your teeth are straight or crooked. Beauty isn’t how long your hair is or if you even have hair. It isn’t what other people see when they look at you, what a photograph captures, or the reflection you see in a mirror.
True beauty cannot be seen. Beauty is what people’s eyes can’t see but what draws them to you and makes them not want to leave. Someone’s beauty is what makes you laugh, cry and feel safe when you are with them. Beauty is kindness, your sense of humor, generosity, natural talents, empathy and ambition.
True beauty cannot be judged in a contest and does not fade with age. Beauty is what every person should aspire to have and to see in others. The measure of Beauty is how you can impact the world around you for the better and the respect you have for yourself. Beauty is being authentically yourself and seeing the beauty in everyday things with deep appreciation. When you are able to see the Beauty that can’t be seen, that is the definition to beauty.
How did not wearing any makeup make you feel?
Natural and uninhibited. I felt like there was nothing being hidden, it was just me.
Thinking about it, what did your session mean to you?
It meant being comfortable in my own skin without having to be concerned with what I had on or if my makeup was on correctly. I was able to show the unedited version of myself, someone Im pretty proud of.
What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?
Project Beauty is a great way to inspire girls and women to show their true selves and to be comfortable with their most natural state. It shows that even girls that they think look perfect all of the time really aren’t. It means finding your inner beauty and confidence and helping others to do the same.
Has this experience changed how you see yourself?
It has made me more comfortable to be seen as just myself without barriers and know that I am beautiful regardless of the texture of my hair or face on any given day.
Project Beauty is a no makeup no edit project designed to help girls see themselves as being beautiful just the way they are! Follow the link to find out more about Project Beauty and how you can take part in this!