i was raised to think about beauty in a different way. my mom never wore makeup, never went shopping, and always insisted that beauty is something that radiates out of you — something that you create by being kind, helpful, and friendly. when i think about beauty, what impresses me is how it connects us to one another. if beauty is inside of us, then it takes a relationship with other people to make it visible.
i decided to visualize ‘community beauty’ by creating a series of portraits that demonstrate how we’re beautiful together. so, minneapolis, here are your bee-you-tea-full pictures:
and so, dear readers, whatever your age, size, or appearance, remember that you are:
my friend robyn made all the scarves that i’m wearing for her new etsy shop, AllThingsAccessories. she is giving away a beautiful scarf to one of my readers. to enter, simply send me a message (use the “say hello” tab), and tell me something that makes you happy. we’ll announce the winner on friday :)