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

Monday, June 29, 2009



Rachel is a junior in high school. She is very creative and expresses her creativity through her unique fashion sense and free spirit. She is an LJ3 leader and enjoys shopping, going to the park, and hanging out with friends.

What do you think beauty is?

“I think it’s God’s love and personality shining through us.”

When do you feel beautiful?

“I feel beautiful when I help people and they appreciate it.”

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

“Sometime’s I get self conscious, but one of my friends told me to just be God conscious, and think of how He sees you. He says we are fearfully and wonderfully made. That helps me.”

What do you wish women knew about real beauty?

“God made you how you are and that’s how your suppose to look and be. Don’t try to be other people because there is no one like you.”

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