I hope you all had a great Friday because I did. My week was a bit stressful as i tried gathering my contents together. But during the week, i got lots of comments about ladies not being beautiful enough and all sorts so I thought to myself why not blog on this.
Anyways, i spoke to my friend (more like my sister) about it, and here’s what she had to say.
Beauty isn’t just a state , a feature or a possessed characteristic . Beauty is balance. Balance between the mind, the body , nature and most importantly, your heart . Wanna know what true beauty is? The stretch marks on your waist and thighs, your stubborn and thick natural hair, your acne scars, your dark and beautiful skin, your hip dips, not being able to fit into a UK size 8 just because you’ve seen Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn fit into one and your belly that bulges in every dress you wear.
True beauty is when you learn to find yourself, even when you’re lost in all the standards the society has set to judge who is beautiful or not, love yourself, ignoring the fact that you once loved and it broke you, accept yourself, ignoring the scars that the past has left on you, and most importantly be yourself , because these days everyone is acting like something they’re not. Beauty isn’t about what you look like. It’s not your 24 inch weave , or your sharp wing liner , or the versace and gucci on your body . It’s what you ARE like . It’s you being able to go to the most exquisite events with your unsilky natural hair and oily dark skin without makeup on. It’s your being able to wear what you feel comfortable in, voicing out your opinions and views, making decisions for yourself and subjecting yourself to what is convenient for you and only you.
Real beauty is you not being all about impressing anybody.It’s not about trying to look like Rihanna ,or Kehlani or Kim Kardashian West. It’s not about being like the social media because if you entered room full of men with these guys , you’d still come out with the best man. Why? It takes someone with a high level of reasoning and appreciation to see beauty from the inside . So if a man sees that, he is the best. You are your own kind of beautiful. People come in different shapes and sizes and they are all beautiful in God’s sight . Beauty can be anything you want it to be. Only you and you alone should determine your own definition and standards of beauty . Beauty is what you make of it. Beauty is what you are. Beauty is you.
Written by Ayomide ogunyemi