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



Nikki is currently studying to become a pediatric nurse. She enjoys painting, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family. She loves expressing her creativity through her clothes, and has created her own unique style.

What do you think beauty is?

“I think that beauty is expression. When someone expresses themselves by what they wear, I think that’s beautiful. Also, when girls express themselves in things they love to do, show their personality in it’s truest form, and are secure enough to use the individual gifts that God gave them.”

When do you feel beautiful?

“On the days I wake up, put on what I want to wear because I love it, and I do my hair the way I want to because I love it, and I don’t sit myself in front of the TV or a magazine, and look at the girls who fit a cookie cutter image. Those are the days that I feel beautiful.”

What does God think about beauty?

“In God’s eyes, we are all beautiful. We’re created in His image, and He is beautiful.”

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