Embracing Beauty Uniqueness
Equality. This word holds so much tension and hope and justice and frustration. What do you picture when you hear the word? Marching women? A powerful speech from Martin Luther King Jr.?
While there are big debates to be had and important battles to be won in regards to equality, we wage our own equality wars with the women all around us. We see body shapes and hair lengths, relationship statuses and prestigious titles, and we crave equality. We crave the things others have. We know the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, but women who have what we are striving for seem to be enjoying the lushness of the coveted meadows.
We can say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” but our culture has unfortunately created some basic beauty profiles we’ve upheld: thin frame, long and thick hair, clear skin, straight and white teeth…you get the picture.
We have let the world define beauty for us and accepted the task of striving for beauty equality. But there is a much better offer on the table that we are fighting for now, beauty uniqueness: embracing our own individual, one-of-a-kind body types and unique aspects to our physical appearance.
What if you celebrated your individuality instead of fighting toward sameness? What if, instead of trying to force-fit yourself into a mold, you developed confidence in your unique shapes and features?
It’s quite incredible, if you think about it—there is only one of you. Only one woman on the planet with you hair, body shape, eyes and smile. What a thing to celebrate!
Let’s learn to stop comparing ourselves to others and boldly step out, confident in our uniqueness.
The world needs you, not a replica of someone else.
“Comparison is cheating us and this earth of who we truly are.” – Lisa Bevere
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