Beauty is…

“She just wants to be beautiful…She craves attention, she praises an image. She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor…she tries to cover up her pain and cut her woes away, cause Covergirls don’t cry after their face is made…She don’t see her perfect, she don’t understand she’s worth it, or that beauty goes deeper than the surface…You should know your beautiful just the way you are. And you don’t have to change a thing the world could change its heart, no scars to your beautiful…”

Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara – Album: Know It All 

Why is it that when you do an image search for “Beauty” on Google, there are only pictures of white or fair-skinned girls, all in full-face contour?

Is this the only standard-of-beauty? 

Images: Google

What is your definition of beauty?

Is it the length of your hair?
Is beauty having no blemishes, bumps or scars?
Is it having hazel, almond-shaped eyes?
Are dark eyes beautiful?
Is being beautiful having dark skin?
Are only the fair beautiful?
Is it the name on the label inside your shirt?
Can beauty be in a thrift or Goodwill?
Is beauty foundation, concealer, blush and contour?
Is it beautiful when a girl wears no make-up?
Is it having a gap in your front teeth?
Are Porcelain Veneers beauty?
Is it a tips and acrylic?
Are natural nails beautiful?
Is beauty having straight or curly hair?
Is beauty a face without wrinkles?
Can you age and be considered beautiful?
Is it self-tanner?
Is beauty petite or plus size?
Is it having small feet?
Is being beautiful tall or short?
Is it an hourglass figure?
Can you be beautiful without ass implants?
Is it beautiful to have stretch marks after a nine-month pregnancy?
Is beauty how big your cup size is?

Beauty is YOU!

Ladies, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! No matter the color of your skin, your race or ethnicity, the length of your hair, the color of your eyes, or how short or tall you are…we are all beautiful no matter how rich or poor, no matter your sexual orientation, no matter if you have a G.E.D, high school diploma or a Master’s Degree!

 Images: Google


Ta'lor Pinkston

Hey beautiful! I am Ta'lor Pinkston, MSW|Founder of LADYHOOD journey, LLC|Self-love Social Worker|Women’s Self-love Lifestyle Blogger|Poet|Prospective Self-love Coach|Feminist|Equality Advocate LADYHOOD journey, LLC focuses on helping college girls, mothers, and every woman to incorporate self-love into their lifestyle, to be advocates for women's empowerment, and to focus on Healing Over Everything. Some of the topics discussed in my blog includes beauty standards, motherhood, body shaming, equality, and toxic relationships. In February 2018, the LADYHOOD journey Self-love Box will be launching with items to help you take care of you. I want women my site feeling inspired, uplifted, supported, and empowered on every stage of the journey. I love to spend time with my daughter, going to local bars and restaurants with family & friends, online shopping, photography, writing poetry, sipping Tea , sitting on my porch, trying new wines, and listening to music from artists like Chance the Rapper, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Reyez, Jhene Aiko, and Coldplay,

138 thoughts on “Beauty is…

  1. LOVING this post!!! Thankfully, the idea of beauty is changing – although slowly. I read a study last year about the kardashian effect; basically, the idea of what is most beautiful changed recently and men “preferred” women with darker skin and eyes. And now we see more fuller and darker skinned models. As a girl with dark hair, I dyed my hair blonde when I was 10 not knowing I’d come out with orange hair! We need a mixture of all types, so all little girls don’t feel the need to change.

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  2. I love this article. It’s great because it is about everyone’s individual beauty. Young, Old, Black, White, Indian, and everything in between. There are too many people out there (myself included) that don’t feel beautiful because we don’t look like some certain celebrity. But the best part is you don’t have to look like someone else to be beautiful. Flowers and Christmas lights look nothing alike and are both beautiful, just different. I saw that somewhere online and it made me really open my eyes! This is a great article, though.

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    1. I am so glad you did. We put too much pressure on ourselves to be “beautiful” we are beautiful because we are alive…. thanks for taking the time to read! Please share with others!

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  3. Beauty is having confidence in your own skin….. I just don’t know why a lot of ladies with dark skin follow the trend of bleaching or whitening nowadays. We should embrace our God given skin colour. I don’t regard attractive people with bad behaviours as beautiful. Thanks for sharing this post.

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    1. Exactly. It is heartbreaking that this skin bleaching is on a all-time-high…. we need to all start valuing our natural beauty and others. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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    1. You speak truth. This was my entire purpose for creating this post…to challenge us to consider our biases and what we consider beautiful. Beauty is not contour! Thank you for taking the time to read Tonye!


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