The world's most unforgettable beauties are women who fall outside the narrow definition of trying to conform to a "type." These women make a journey into discovering who they are and embrace the very traits that set them apart. Their beauty is a glorious reflection of being comfortable in their own skin.
Unfotunately we are a society that follows trends and allows others to define beauty for us.
Women have been expected to imitate the trends of "beauty" throughout history. Ironically, a body shape that could be percieved as big today would have been perfect in a different time or culture, and lips that have gone through so much pain to be artifically inflated-because today big lips are considered sexy- in the past would have been looked on as a deformity, even though in Africa, enlongating lips has been around forever.
If you think about it, no matter what you look like you were, for sure, percieved as beautiful in some time or place. But do you feel beautiful?
People often say that "beauty is the eye of the beholder," and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. Behold yourself as beautiful. Have the courage to celebrate the things about you that are unique. Find beauty in everything you are, even your weaknesses; let the beauty of your spirit shine through imperfections
If you are the beholder, is this eye looking at life through your own fears and insecurities?
Or through your own beauty? It is up to you to make that decision.
If we see ourselves as beautiful, then we can see the beauty in others and others can see the beauty in us.