What I Want You To Know About Beauty

We have been told beauty is something we put on, rather than something we are.

We have been told that beauty is something we must work for, rather than be.

We have been told that some of us are not- cannot– be beautiful.

These are lies.

 

The wine-red stain of your lips is beautiful

but not more beautiful

than the way you curl them into a smirk just before you kiss

The curve of your hip under revealing clothes is beautiful

but not more beautiful

then your grace when you move

The flex of muscles in your arms is beautiful

but not more beautiful

than the way you stand against an unjust force

allowing some fragile being to shelter in your lee

The most exquisite garden cannot match a rainforest

And what could we don that would meet

the glory of a setting sun or a rising moon?

 

You are not less beautiful for your hair or eyes or skin or shape

Your grief and rage and joy and content

each have their own beauty

Only fear dims your beauty

Be not afraid

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

Awake, then, to the beauty of your being

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About Melissa ra Karit

I'm a queer, poly, genderqueer Witch. I'm a sex-positive feminist, an activist, and a writer. I believe that when we attend to our individual good, we approach the world with good in our hearts and change the world for the better. Opinions expressed here are solely my personal opinions, and do not represent the views of any organization with which I am affiliated.
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