Universal Beauty

IMG_7813“This is my doll Cinderella. She is pretty. She is pretty because she has yellow hair and she has light skin.” This is what my 6 year old neighbor explained to me yesterday.

The concept of beauty. How come even in the most remote places of the world, where many have no running water and no electricity, this twisted concept of beauty exists. The media, the billboards, the advertisements, the television shows- all illustrating one narrow minded view of what defines “Beautiful”.  At a young age girls are pressured to mimic what they see in the media and tabloids- going to extremes and using lightening creams, straightening their hair, changing their appearance to fit a mold of “Beauty”.

I was shocked to hear these words come out of my little neighbor’s mouth, as she in my eyes is the definition of “beauty”. Her innocence, her joy, her carefree spirit, her 6 year old smile, her giggle- all of this is true “beauty”.

Women of the world, it is our duty as women to educate our next generation of beautiful girls that beauty is universal. Beauty is found in all colors, all shapes, and all people. Beauty is more than an appearance, an image, a viewpoint. Beauty is who we as individuals are inside, what we do makes us beautiful people.

Please today take the time and tell a young girl you know, a young girl who looks up to you- that she indeed is “BEAUTIFUL”.

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3 comments

  1. stephtravels

    Put in my tear in my eye this morning. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing Charlotte. “Women of the world, it is our duty as women to educate our next generation of beautiful girls that beauty is universal.”

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