My journey has been a long and painful one. I have never felt like I fit in. Never felt good enough. I was teased and bullied
about my looks for many years. I got beat up in junior high because another girl in gym class didn’t like my hair cut.
I was called many horrible names. For many years I never wore my hair up because I HATED my profile. My lips were too
big, my hair too frizzy, and above all… I was chubby!
See the thing, is… I’ve always KNOWN I was beautiful. Through all that, I was in a constant battle with myself because
I knew what others were saying wasn’t true. It took many years, but slowly I began to take back my beauty!!
I believe now that what I went through back then created a strong, important message I was meant to get out to a
desperate world of women who believe they are ugly.
Oh, I could still make a list of things physical features I don’t like about myself… but, at 30 years old, I can look in the
mirror at my full lips, unique bone structure and curvy figure, and smile, because I KNOW I AM BEAUTIFUL.
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not”. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson