Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What is Beautiful?

I began this blog after several conversations with friends, after reading so many articles where women talk about how badly they feel about themselves, how ugly they feel. This really shocked me, because when I look at a person I always find something beautiful about them. It really hurt to hear that little girls as young as eight years old are suffering from anorexia, or that teenagers are getting plastic surgery.

These things, among others, got me thinking, "why do women hate themselves so much? What is beautiful?"

A lot of what society pumps out in the media is not beautiful to me, yet it is the standard to which today's women are held to. So what is true beauty? Who defines it? That is what I want to explore with this blog, as well as providing a place for women to discuss the issues they face with self esteem and body image, and hopefully a place to show women that beauty is changing and fickle. Together, we can find our own beautiful and embrace it.