May 2011

Turn Beauty Inside Out Day

Many of us are pretty tired of the way beauty is portrayed in our culture. Like the popular bumper sticker goes, if the definition of beauty gets any thinner, no one will fit—and this works on both a symbolic and a literal level. Our children are continually led to believe that if they do not fit the standard of beauty set by airbrushed models that no one looks like, they must change themselves to be loved—which works fine for the beauty industry and economy, but gives all people, of all ages and sexes, the self esteem of a tree stump, and often leads to deep unhappiness and overall dissatisfaction in life.