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

Saturday, June 27, 2009



Jewell is currently a student at Montgomery community college, where she is studying to be a graphic designer. Jewell enjoys being creative, photography, working with computers, and being with her friends.

What do you think beauty is?

“Beauty comes from inside. Integrity is something I find very beautiful in a person. Someone who is able to act right and be themselves around other people and has the same personality when other people aren’t looking. It’s hard to find these days.”

Do you think your beautiful?

“I think I am beautiful because I like who I am. I’ve noticed that I can make people happy very easily. I seem to bring out the best in people, and I like that.”

When do you feel the most beautiful?

“I feel the most beautiful when I am with my friends. They know me inside and out, and I can just be myself around them. They laugh at everything I say. When I am around them and see they are happy because of something I did or said, it makes me feel really good.”

What do you wish women knew about real beauty?

“I wish women realized it’s really not about being beautiful on the outside. You can take the most outwardly beautiful person, but if they are snobby and immature, it just makes them look ugly. I wish people realized how you act and how you present yourself makes you beautiful or ugly.”

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