Life is Beautiful... that's what I believe despite certain things that have happened in my life that could lead me to think otherwise. Don't get me wrong, because I have led an amazing life full of love and opportunities and I am so grateful. However, I have struggled with a pretty severe inner battle that threatened the person I could become. I have been extremely lucky to have some pretty incredible people in my life, that weren't about to watch me self destruct. To them, I am eternally grateful.
Recently, I wrote about a new organization I came across called, Team True Beauty. It is a team of individuals who have created a powerful new movement to help spread the word about eating disorders and help promote a healthy body image. Their mission is simple, to change the way we see beauty. Beauty comes from within... and is not a reflection of your waistline, or your bra size... or your reflection (ironic, huh?) Anyway, I was so moved by this group of people that I decided to share my story with them. Kind of a bold move, because it's not really a time in my life that I am proud of. However, one of my rather lofty ambitions in life is to make a difference in the world, and this is something I feel very strongly about.
So I wrote to them. First, I said thank you... for what they are doing to help girls everywhere, and for inspiring me to share my story. Then I poured my heart out, in the hopes that maybe one person could be helped by my story. Little did I know, they were going to share my story with the world!
I received an email back thanking me for sharing my story. Then, the vice-president of the organization told me that my story would be posted on their official website, as well as on one of their Celebrity supporter's websites (Daphne Zuniga, who I absolutely adore!). I was completely floored! Here I am, scared to share my story, but wanting to help maybe one person... and now it is there for everyone to see! I felt so empowered, and so proud of myself in that moment. It made me feel like all of my struggles and everything I went through were totally worth it, if my story could help someone else!
Please check out Team True Beauty on Facebook or Twitter, or just check out their website! I am such a believer in their mission, and I am going to do whatever it takes to keep spreading their message! Also, thanks for being such loyal followers! I feel truly blessed to have such wonderful friends who support me in this! I love you all!
Team True Beauty