The Honest Beauty Project

Thanks to Upworthy.com, I saw this awesome video about how a couple of teens decided to address how media portrays beauty. The Honest Beauty Project Facebook page “is a collection of pictures used in an effort to fight the rigid (and often distorted) media portrayal of ‘traditional’ beauty.” Folks are encouraged to “Like” the page as well as post photos of themselves, and friends, holding a whiteboard with the statement, “I am beautiful because…” to share why they are beautiful. What’s completely beautiful about this project is the reasons for people’s beauty are not at all what mainstream media portrays, but instead, reflect the truth of beauty that we all know deep down in our hearts.