I was so moved by this video I wanted to share my thoughts.
Em from UK based beauty blog My Pale Skin Blog, like me, is a long time acne sufferer. She started sharing her before and afters on her YouTube and instagram and I've watched her popularity grow over this time. In putting herself out there she has also invited strangers to comment, and judge, and although a lot of it is positive there is a vast amount of people hiding behind their keyboards with less than nice things to say.
To me this is a mistake on the part of their parents. Who allowed their child to grow up with such hateful feelings in their heart? Who feels such pain that they think it's ok to say these disgusting things to people? Teaching acceptance and kindness to our children is one thing that resonates with me here.
As a makeup artist with 15 years experience I have seen a lot of skin. I have never felt disgusted by anyone, I see beauty in the way the face is formed, and each curve and bump and "imperfection" is what makes people beautiful in my opinion. I myself suffer from acne still at age 33, and I'm not brave enough to not edit them out of my pics! Putting yourself out there is not an easy thing to do, and in doing so Em pushes the social boundaries of what beauty is.
What is beauty to you?
Watch Em's video here #youlookdisgusting
NZ based hair and makeup artist, Mum, wife, beauty blogger, & advocate for self acceptance & empowering women.