This is a letter that daughters should not need to read, but for the world we live in today, where reality is often so twisted into something we come to believe in. Women, girls–you are already beautiful. I’ve noticed that, as you get older, whatever is inside you will show on the outside even more, so start on the inside. Let love and God shine out of you.
You’re far too young to be aware of this, but, in the last few days, many people have watched a video of a model being “altered” by photoshop. It shows her artificial transformation from real and attractive to fraudulent and malformed — or, as they call it in the fashion world, “sexy.”
See, nowadays we use computers to “improve” images of real women, which is quite appropriate. After all, computers are manmade creations, just as our modern conception of “beauty” is a manmade creation. Modern “beauty” — or whatever you want to call it — certainly isn’t natural, and it most assuredly doesn’t come from God. It’s manufactured. It’s a product. True beauty, on the other hand, is art. It’s full of life. It’s unique and dynamic and vibrant.
It’s real. It’s you.
Hollywood and the fashion industry have concocted a “beauty” that is separate and apart from…
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