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

Thursday, June 18, 2009



Naomi is 12 years old and in 7th grade. Naomi likes sports and music. She plays basketball, softball, soccer, guitar, drums, and saxophone.

What do you think beauty is?

“Purity and how your heart is. Not on the outside, but on the inside, coming from your relationship with the Lord.”

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

“I don’t think it has really effected me, but I know how it effects other people. People want to be hot, and girls put themselves out there for everything in the world, and the world has a completely different definition of beauty.”

What do you wish women knew about real beauty?

“I would encourage them to have a relationship with God.”

What do you think God finds beautiful in a woman?

“Your relationship with Him and the purity in your heart.”

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