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

Tuesday, June 16, 2009



Jessica is a senior in high school. She loves to sing and is an LJ3 leader. Next year she will be attending Westminster choir college of Ryder University

What do you think beauty is?

“Beauty is your personality and the way you present yourself. You could be what the world sees as not an attractive person, but if you have a shining personality, I think that is the most beautiful thing in the world.”

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

“As a teenager it had effected me, but as I get older, I kind of leave that whole childish I-need-to-be-this-weight type of behavior behind, and just be myself. I think for me, that kind of beauty is overrated. Beauty is really just who you are as a person.”

What do you think God finds beautiful in a woman?

“Their faith and trust in Him.”

What do you wish women knew about real beauty?

“Be yourself, don’t be afraid to be different. Don’t be scared to be you, and do what you want to do.”

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