What if we as women accepted our flaws and misgivings and saw them as an advantage, instead of a burden. In our eyes we always magnify what we see in the mirror that lies before us. The mirror lies, it doesn’t portray the heart or the soul, its job is to just focus on the physical. The mirror can’t see your inner beauty, talents, and gifts. Can we reveal our flaws and not be in fear what others will say? That is hard for many women but it can be learnt. Women can learn to love themselves regardless of what they see in the mirror. Every woman is beautiful regardless of race, creed, or religion.
As women it is our job to help young girls develop self-esteem and confidence in themselves. You can’t give what you yourself don’t have. It is time to be confident and be vulnerable enough to let others see us without our masks on. I applaud and admire women who allow themselves to let go and reveal who they are. The more I look at these women the better I appreciate who I am and what I was born with.
People like Cassandra Naud. She is the image that you see on this page. She is a dancer who is full of life and she is beautiful. She didn’t listen to what others said. She was born with hypertrichosis. This condition causes excessive hair growth in places on her body. In today’s society many may judge her but she doesn’t care. She isn’t living for them. She is living for herself.
Another example of this would be Diandra Forrest. She has albinism. This means she doesn’t have much melanin in her skin. She has no pigmentation, as a result of this she must protect herself from the rays of the sun. She was made fun of as child because she looked different. It was because she looked different that she was able to become a model. These women personify what being a woman truly is. Woman is an acronym. It stands for many things. Let this year be different than any year you have had. You are the new standards of beauty so love who you are flaws and all. We all have them.