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Beauty From the Inside Out

I want to start by stating that this post comes from my observations because one thing that I sometimes do is people watch. I’ve noticed that young women dress and act out in public in order to fit in and feel good about themselves. The teenagers that I saw were all wearing clothes that barely fit them and reveal too much. Oddly enough, their outfits resembled much of what we see reality stars and pop singers wearing on TV, videos, and magazines.

I really found it interesting the nonverbal actions of all the girls; they tug on their clothes, look around to see if anyone is looking, and seemed very self-conscious. This would happen mostly when they interacted with another group of girls, were approached by boys, or used profanity. Even though my example has involved teenagers, we as young adults do the same thing, we are just older.

My wish would be that women everywhere, especially young minority women would see that their beauty doesn’t lie in material things or in impersonating TV characters. It comes from within and being genuine to who you really are, not what the masses want you to be. Instead of dwelling on who everyone wants us to be or living up to what’s “in” we should see how trivial that is and focus on what makes us special and know without a doubt that you are one of  a kind.

I’ve learned that once you harness the beauty that’s inside and come to understand it, then it shows on the outside. It appears in the way you walk, talk, smile, dress for the world to see. So I wish that women everywhere would see that, and say to themselves everyday, “You are beautiful, smart, and powerful and there is only one you.”

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4 Responses to “Beauty From the Inside Out”

  1. On June 7, 2012 at 7:49 am Sunny responded with... #

    I couldn’t agree more. I would very much like to see young women acting like young women.

    • On June 18, 2012 at 12:38 am jenndiva responded with... #

      Young girls surprise me with what they are wearing and saying these days. I can’t begin to tell you. I just want all women to respect themselves more and see that clothes, hair styles, and speaking a certain way doesn’t mean anything. If we wanted to be treated and seen like a lady then we have to act like one. That begins with us discovering our beauty and respecting it.

  2. On June 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm Jamie responded with... #

    I totally agree with you. Teen girls and even us as, young adults, have so much pressure from media to look a certain way to be beautiful, and it’s sad to see some of us embrace those images. It’s so important that we love and embrace who we are and know that our beauty comes from within (like you said), and we need to teach this to the younger generation.

    Great post!

  3. On October 31, 2014 at 5:25 am A Woman and Her Pen! responded with... #

    Self esteem is at the root… Praying for all women who struggle from within! !!! The Generation From 12 To 30 Dressing Any Type Of Way AND Feel That’s The Only Way To Obtain Attention From A Male Is Also An Ongoing Issue IN Our society.

    Yes I started with age 12 because the young girls in this day and age unfortunately starts that early in conversation in regards to boys, sex, body image and peer pressure!

    Great blog post.

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