Natural Beauty

Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female’.

Erin McKean

 As Erin pointed out in her book, The Secret Lives of Dresses, you are under no obligation to look pretty. Not when you are laying around the house, not when you go to the grocery store, not when you sit in a classroom, not when you go to the gym. You are never obligated to get dressed up just so you are pretty for others.

#NoMakeup is something all women should embrace. We cover up our natural beauty with expensive powders and thick lashes to hide our insecurities. Nowadays the only way we feel confident in public is if we have a thick black line on our eye lid. Seriously, how many of you feel x100 prettier with eye liner on? I know I do. Makeup covers up all of our “ugly” blemishes and makes us appear flawless, older and sexy. One of the things that I’ve been working on over the last year is letting go of all of my insecurities and accepting my natural beauty. I realized that I don’t need to cover up my blemishes. Instead, I need to learn to accept me for me. #YouDoYou.

No matter how hard we try we will never be perfect. I think it’s extremely important for women, and men, to love themselves just the way they are. The only opinion that matters is yours, so don’t stress over what others might think of you. We need to come together and help one another realize how crucial it is to feel confident in your own skin. Even celebrities struggle with this. Below is a link to a great piece by Alicia Keys discussing her own struggles with image and insecurities.

Alicia Keys: Time to Uncover

#FindBeautyInEverything – The Bon

6 Responses to “Natural Beauty

  • Tyler Baldwin
    8 years ago

    I LLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOVVVVVVE this website I came from Whitney Bjerken’s channel.

  • Can you help me I can’t find the true me

    • You just need to tell yourself that you are perfect just the way you are. You are amazing and nothing can stop you. All you need to do is believe in yourself and know that you are capable of doing anything you set your mind too. It doesn’t matter what others think of you. The only thing that matters is what you think of yourself. So love yourself. Love everything about yourself. There is nothing wrong with you and you never need to change. Keep doing you- #YouDoYou, and never live your life hiding in the shadows of who you aspire to be. ❤️

  • maribeth richards
    7 years ago

    you make me feel like i am someone and that i can reliy on you for awsers but one thing that i need to know is it worng for a girl to play a”boy sport” like football or wereling thats why a lote of times i feel mis treedted and not important this one boy came up to me and sied do you want to go out with me and i sied yes then he says JK i dont need a girl who can take care of heself i need one with feelings and one that well need me not one that trys to hard to stay helfy or playing a “boy sport” i no longer wresil but thats not the reason why i set my hart on softball but what about other girls a diferant boy sied that he thout this one girl was cutebut when he figerd out that she was on the football team he stared say that she was ugly and he would never ask or go out with her so pleas help me out here

    • It’s not wrong for a girl to play a boy sport – there are no boy/girl sports. They are simply just sports. Anyone can play them. If you are interested in football or wrestling then you should go for it, don’t let guys tell you what you can and can’t do. Boys will be boys, ignore them. Relationships are not about controlling or changing the other person, they’re about being with someone that appreciates who you are and wants to bring out the best in you – not tear you down. Find who you are and love who you are. No need to stress over what boys think about the sports you play, go out on the field and just have fun. That’s what life is all about – having fun! Unfortunately, someone will always try to bring you down, just remember to ignore them and be confident in who you are. If being athletic, healthy, and active is who you are then by all means, go for it! Hopefully this helps.

  • Averie Kuzelka
    7 years ago

    I love Whitney Bjerken’s channel and I came here

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