Portrait of me in my studio by: @somerrunner.
To continue thoughts from yesterday’s story, let’s talk about beauty. I was not offended by the person who commented “she look old in the face.” I wanted to start a dialogue about subjectivity and the ‘standard’ of beauty.
There’s a flower on the ground, pick it up. Is it beautiful? yes. Yes it is.
Put the flower behind your back.
Is it still beautiful? Yes.
Yes it still is beautiful.
Beauty is not in the flower.
Beauty is in your mind.
She look old in the face. Damn right she do. This face is proof I have survived 100% of my worst days. I’m 31 and I won’t attempt to be anything less than.
How you shine in darkness is more often remembered than anything you looked like before you went through it.
Aliza and Her Monsters