"Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you. When you know that, your self-esteem does improve, no surgery or botox or cosmetics required."
~ Golda Poretsky
I did this painting to illustrate the previous quote as part of a project to spread positive body image to young girls in China. This is a great project headed by Sophie - you should message her if you’d like to know more about it!