Tara Starling is an international celebrity makeup artist, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and visionary and I am honored to call her a friend. She is on the forefront of a movement called Taking Back Beauty and I wanted to share her manifesto and vision with you. If it resonates with you, I’d encourage you to Join The Movement!
We are the 99%.
We are the real women you see everyday, in your homes, your offices, your schools, and your hearts.
We are NOT just blank canvases of flesh, created to sell your cars, your drinks, your perfume, and your underwear.
We are Individual Masterpieces, created to live, learn, dream, serve, achieve, build, lead, and love.
What we think is much more interesting than what we wear, and how we live is far more important than how we look.
For too long we have been told that our worth is based on our weight, our loveability is limited by our looks, and that beauty is not something we already have, but something we always have to buy.
The ugly lies of this Beauty Myth have poisoned our beliefs, convincing us that unless we look like the impossibly perfect, artificial images manufactured for us by the media, we are NOT beautiful, we are NOT worthy, and we will NEVER be enough.
We have watched with horror as our sisters and friends, our mothers and daughters literally starve their bodies to death in order to feed the lies that say they can never, never be thin enough.
We have stood by in despair and fear as the women we love stay in abusive, dangerous relationships because they don’t believe they are worth more.
We have been lied to our entire lives about who we are, how we should look, and what we can become.
And we have FINALLY had enough…
The time has come, and we are
TAKING BACK BEAUTY.
We are creating a new paradigm of Beauty.
We are debunking the Beauty Myth that holds women captive in the self-destructive pain of impossible comparison.
We are creating a world where society defines BEAUTY less by how we look, and more by how we live. Continue reading