The Bold Beauty Project (BBP) launched a social media campaign to encourage individuals to post a photo of themselves and share how they’re staying bold and beautiful during these times of social distancing. So of course I wanted to participate!
As you may remember, earlier this year I had the honor of participating in the Art Palm Beach BBP exhibition where my photo was displayed along with a description I provided about how I feel beautiful despite having a disability.
This project is close to my heart because it inspires conversations that are important. It allows women with disabilities to feel empowered and beautiful in their own skin, which at times can be challenging due to misconceived perceptions. This project gives these woman a platform to break down barriers and showcase who they are past what meets the eye.
Practicing social distancing during the pandemic has opened many opportunities for self reflection. Both for my own life and the future of the world as a whole. It also has come with various feelings including anxiety, calmness, appreciation, boredom, stress, and so on, which really fluctuate depending on the day and circumstances. Having no choice but to be still and take in the things going on around us has been both a blessing and a curse from my understanding in my personal experience. But it is my hope that this time has truly allowed us as humans to figure out what’s most important. The simple things in life. The things that matter most. We’ve been able to spend more time sprucing up our homes or trying out new hobbies. And even connecting with our loved ones across the globe more frequently via zoom calls because we’re all finally free to sit down and connect, while those on the frontlines risk their lives to ensure our safety.
If you read my blog or know me in person, you know I tend to see the positive side to every situation. And this is no different. I’ve had my days of negative feelings, and I’ll have many more I’m sure. But at the end of the day, I’ve learned the value in appreciating the simple things and am grateful for the extra time at home.
I feel beautiful and bold at home by sitting with my thoughts, embracing my natural beauty, and spending much needed time to take care of my mental and physical health. Not having to straighten my hair everyday is also a huge plus. 🙂
How do you feel bold and beautiful at home? Participate and share your story!