What is Beauty: Online Exclusive Editorial by Joanna Depa

What is beauty?

Beauty is a word
Attached to opinions
Derived from media.

Beauty is
Subject to perspectives,
Lost in translation
By photo editing,
Makeup and artistry,
Smoke and mirrors.

Beauty should be
Felt by the soul,
Seen in the dark,
Shown by behaviors
Heard in words.

Beauty is in everyone.
It isn’t seen in a mirror,
It isn’t projected through fashion
Or selfies.
Beauty is our hearts—
Yours and mine.

Beauty is a smile,
A kind word,
A selfless gesture,
Beauty, true beauty,
Should be shared—
Share your soul,
And share your beauty with the world.

Poem Author: Deanna Ward

Photographic Story by Joanna Depa
Model: Mae Groben of Teri B Talent
Clothing provided courtesy of Trico Field


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