A while back, I posted about the Team True Beauty Anniversary event and the beautifully honest and incredible speech given by Ambassador Shantel VanSanten. In her speech, Shantel recited a letter she had written, a letter to Beauty. It seems like such a simple concept, but really, who actually stops to recognize that we are treating an idea like it's royalty- Giving power over ourselves to something society says is important. But is it? A lot of people believe it is, and it's hard to emphasize inner beauty in a world that revolves around magazines, models and cosmetic enhancements. How do you teach a little girl to believe that she is beautiful when everything around her is telling her otherwise. This letter to beauty is a perfect statement of how we should approach changing the situation. And that is exactly what these girls did!!! This video is a collage of several different young women (True Beauty Supporters) reciting Shantel's letter to beauty. I was in tears when I heard Shantel recite it...so strong and so truthful, and this just confirms how true her words are. They have touched so many people, and are contributing to a world wide change.
Thanks again, True Beauty... and Shantel, for your strength and your continued support.
Letter to Beauty