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



Evelyn has been a registered nurse for 8 years and currently works in the ICU at Abington Hospital. She enjoys biking, coffee, and spending time with her family.

What do you think beauty is?

“Beauty is so individual. I think we need to focus on our individuality and what our gifts are, so we can be free to share them. When we are feeling and knowing that our approval comes from
God, we are beautiful to Him.”

What effect does our cultures idea of beauty have?

“It’s very skewed, you have to be skinny and your body has to be perfect. It’s hard, because kids are indoctrinated from the time they can watch TV on how they should look, what’s going to validate them, make them beautiful, and make them successful.”

What do you think God finds beautiful in a women?

“Their willingness to serve, be vulnerable, share their love for Him.”

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