I guest spoke at a @beayoutiful_org class today, mentoring young girls on the importance of inner-beauty and how media often distorts our image of how to look, act, and define ourselves in the mirror. The fashion industry, despite my absolute love for it, often provides an idealistic, falsified imagine of what beauty is. Walking the girls through activities and raw conversations, it is a reminder to myself that what we see in magazines, on ads, are often hours in makeup the makeup chair and retouching of so called "flaws". I've sat in that chair. I've seen my own photo edited. What's important is to recognise that these photos do not define who we are. It is an incredible experience to be apart of this industry, but it is even more of a reminder to stay humble and kind. Appreciate what you have. Love the body you give life too. Don't be defeated by your beauty marks. They are the stories of your lifetime. •
Thanks to @hopelessromantic.co for one of the most raw, natural shoots I've done, embracing confidence in my own skin.