about the project

In our society, beauty has become a brand. It’s sexy. It’s skinny. It has flawless skin.

If you’ve watched a movie, read a magazine, or listened to the radio in the past decade, this isn’t new information. You’ve passed the magazines and billboards of digitally altered women, and clearly heard the message,

“You’ll never be quite good enough.”

For a long time I have criticized myself against this impossible standard, questioning in my heart if I was beautiful. I’ve spent years feeling insecure, dissatisfied with the way God created me, because I don’t measure up to this standard.

But in the past year I have realized something, the standard is wrong. Beauty isn’t something that can be airbrushed or photo shopped. It’s not a certain look or body type. It’s much more than that.

The goal of this project was to highlight a different type of beauty, a kind you won‘t find in magazine. It’s a confident, strong, creative, and unique. It’s found in womans' heart and it shines through her eyes. It glorifies the Creator.

These women exemplify this beauty and have graciously shared their hearts on the subject. I hope you enjoy their wisdom and realize that

you are beautiful.

the video

Wednesday, June 17, 2009



Debra is an accountant in New Jersey. She loves being with her family and teaching LJ3. She has been a Crosswalk leader for 7 years.

What do you think beauty is?

“Your as beautiful as you yield yourself to God. The more yielded you are, the more beautiful you are. The more yielded you are to His will, the more you shine.”

How has our culture’s definition of beauty effected you?

“As a parent it’s distressing to see girls try to fit in the mold. I see my girls and they don’t fit that typical picture that you see on a magazine. But what I try to say to them is that I don’t care how beautiful you are on the outside, if your ugly on the inside, that’s what comes forth.”

What do you wish women knew about real beauty?

“The only conforming you need to do is into His image.”

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