Sunday, August 28, 2011

beau•ty (byoo-tee) | bessie from bravoe runway

Individual beauty is something that even the most confident person struggles with.  We're so judgmental about our own beauty that sometimes instead of appreciating the features we've been given, we spend too much time wishing we had something else.

I've always admired when bloggers have the courage to open up and share stories about what they're self-conscious about and how they overcame their insecurities about it.  It makes those people more real and I know at least for me, it's reassuring to know that I'm not the only who has felt that way.

Inspired by Marie Claire's monthly feature, "What I love about me", I'd like to introduce my new post series called "Beauty".  Every week, I'll introduce you to a blogger who has been kind enough to share their story about a feature they love now that once brought insecurities and how they learned to love it.  Together, these women will help re-define beauty in their own words and will hopefully help others feel more comfortable in their own skin because each of you are beautiful - you should feel that way everyday! 

With that said, meet my first beauty Bessie from Bravoe Runway.

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“What’s that thing next to your lips?”  If I charged a dollar each time I was asked this question as a kid, I’d be independently wealthy now!  Birthmark, mole, beauty-mark, whatever they called it, it was certainly not from a mess I made with my chocolate cupcake!  Ahhh…..the joys of being a child!   A time when you are inquisitive and want to ask questions about everything without knowing the long term effects!  As I grew older, I had mixed emotions about my birthmark.  Year after year, my mom would ask the pediatrician “Should she keep it or remove it,” as the doc checked to make sure it didn’t turn hazardous. 

My parents always told me that my birthmark gave me character, but why did it have to be so obvious?  I always felt like when kids were talking to me, they were talking to my birthmark, not to me, personally.  Conversely adults at dinner parties would marvel at it and say, “Wow, it’s what makes her face unforgettable!”  Over time, the unforgettable comments overshadowed the forgettable comments, and soon after, I emerged from the shadow of “that thing next to my lips,” what I call my “birthmark!”  However, you may call it anything you’d like, a birthmark, a mole, or a beauty-mark!

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1 comment:

Bravoe Runway said...

Thank you for featuring me Tabitha! It was a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to meeting you!