Beauty is pain. This is a phrase we have all heard thousands of times ever since we were little. We have been told that beauty is something that is earned and often achieved at a cost. Girls and women have been told to “suck it up” and “deal with it,” when experiencing pain from the treatments and procedures associated with creating the perfect and beautiful woman. We hear it when our high heels start to give us blisters, when getting our eyebrows waxed, or when we accidentally burn ourselves straightening our hair.
However, when you tell little girls that beauty is pain, they are going to be under the impression that they are not beautiful unless they manipulate their body into a way that society deems beautiful. However, that is not true! Beauty is natural. Beauty is happiness. Beauty is confidence. Most importantly, beauty is NOT acquired by painful procedures, treatments, or clothing. Women, remember, you are beautiful just the way you are!