Do you ever come across awkward photos of yourself growing up to then find a photo that you believe yourself to be beautiful? Well, this is one for me. This is the first time I had a photoshoot where I bared myself more than I was comfortable with, and a time I felt beautiful. I was so awkward in junior high and high school. Trying to fit in. Realizing I fit in everywhere but actually felt like I didn't fit in anywhere. Although my skin is airbrushed, I can look at it and see beauty. I'm not nitpicking angles of my face and expression (down thing I use to do all the time and still do occasionally). I believe it to be beautiful. It's awkward saying that "out loud"! But, why? Why is confidence confused with arrogance (I know the answer but later discussion)? This is a photo I look at and remind myself how far I've come.
I encourage you to be vulnerable, take photos in the raw, made up, altered... and love them all. Be expressive. Be creative. Affirm you are beautiful!!! Because you are! Be open to the definition of beauty and live it! BOLDLY and PROUDLY.
For those that feel the need to place beauty in a box and belittle others for differing from your definition of beauty, I feel sorry and compassion for you. I feel sorry for you that you are hurting so bad that you must take it out on others. I feel compassion because I too have been an asshole before. Observe first then ask yourself why you're being an asshole. Try giving a compliment; seek help; do something to help yourself. The temporary discomfort of a healing process is far more comfortable than the long term damage of sitting in pain. Start somewhere!
Makeup or not, cellulite, dimples and rolls or not, whatever shape you are, you are beautiful!!! Share that so everyone can see it and feel it! Have a beautiful day!!!! #beauty #makeupartist #esthetician #skincare #rodanandfields #yogateacher #fitness #fitspo #inspiration #motivation #empower #uplift #transform #recover #create #live #liveintruth #livelove #connect #firstlightbeauty #discoveryourself