Monday, October 12, 2009

Just Katie

I watched a video from Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, watched the movie Penelope (awesome movie) and talked with women and girls about their struggles with beauty and acceptance and then....BAM!..inspiration. I am going to put up pics of me without my makeup. Some before and after action if you will. This is harder to do than I expected. I know it's silly. But putting pics up on the internet of me without makeup is just a big massive leap out of my comfort zone...but it's something I want to do. I don't want anyone commenting on how I look better without makeup because that isn't why I am doing this. It's not about that. It's about knowing what is really there and not being afraid of it. I live in the real world. It's 2009 and it's America....we have a concept of beauty that we don't even know where it came from and it's not going to change just because I put my picture up. That's ok. The point of all of this is to appreciate what God has blessed me with.


  1. you truly are gorgeous, makeup or no makeup, prom dress or paper bag. i love reading your blog! i just read this article that made me think of your last post about Hope and true beauty..
    it's sad, but shows the reality of how society tries to define beauty for women. it's so freeing to realize who you are in God's eyes.
    keep writing katie, i want an autographed copy of your first book :P

  2. Thank you so much Heather!!!!! You are the best fan a girl could ask for! I read that article today as well. I just hope that men and women alike realize that what they are looking at onscreen, in a magazine, or on a billboard...isn't reality.


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