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

Friday, June 12, 2009



Emily is in 8th grade. She loves music, enjoys listening to her Ipod, and plays the violin. She also loves sports, and plays softball and soccer.

What do you think beauty is?

“Beauty is what you think of yourself. If you think that you don’t look good, you won’t see yourself as beautiful, even though you are.”

Do you think your beautiful?

“Sometimes I feel beautiful, and sometimes, when I sin, I feel dirty. It’s like, ‘eeeewwww, why’d I do that?’ ”

What do you wish women knew about real beauty?

“People make a mold, and say, ‘This is how a relationship should be, and this is how you should be.’ But, you have your own mold that you fit into. Some people don’t want to be who they are suppose to be, and try to be somebody else. But it’s not comfortable. It’s a good feeling to be comfortable as yourself. Just be yourself, because people will love you for who you are.”

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