By Kristie Kennedy
In today’s society we have become so encumbered with a constant influx of false messages regarding the true essence of a woman. The most beautiful traits that a woman possesses have nothing to do with what can be perceived with the physical eye.
Many parents are in an uproar over TLC’s hit reality show Toddlers and Tiaras where we have a whole new breed of unsuspecting girls who will base their self worth on how well endowed they are physically. One of the most publicized contestants known as Maddy received a lot of backlash from the public when her mother dressed her up as Dolly Pardon. Her outfit called for breast and buttock enhancements to ensure higher scoring. All in the name of winning free toys! Little Ms. Maddy didn’t think she would be as cute without her physical alterations. In a few years she could be the next candidate at a plastic surgeons office to obtain a real breast augmentation.
Earlier this year we learned about Carrie Campbell, a licensed esthetician administering Botox injections into the face of her 8-year-old daughter Brittany Campbell. The daughter stated, “I don’t think wrinkles look nice on an eight year old.” The mother was influenced to inject botox after listening to other pageant moms. They began to encourage Carrie to join the bandwagon of excessive beauty regimens. These women are skewed in their belief systems thinking that any flaw needs to be corrected and removed. The truth is, the beauty of our imperfections are exactly what make us unique.
It is quite saddening to see how far we have departed from the truth about beauty. May we each find time daily to reaffirm the origin of true beauty. It is the smile we wear, the laughter we share, the hands that help, the heart that feels, the love that’s real and the life we live. The natural beauty of a woman is quite rare and uncommon. Celebrate the joy of knowing internal beauty will never fade, as you become more beautiful with every step you take.
About the Author
Kristie Kennedy is a visionary leader that operates in a multiplicity of gifts with a passion for beauty, business and fashion. Currently, Ms. Tallahassee, Fl. for Ms. Corporate America 2012. She was crowned in September 2010 as the 2010 American Image National Woman. She is a Licensed Esthetician/Beauty Advisor (Aveda Beauty Institute), Makeup Artist/Educator for Larenim Cosmetics, Former Makeup Artist/Educator for Mirabella Cosmetics, Songwriter, Poetess, Recording Artist, Author, Jewelry Designer, Fashion Model, National Spokes model for Fibroid Tumors and Former Modeling Instructor. Her how to makeup videos are currently showcased on Tyra Banks beauty website www.typef.com. She is a daring woman who is unafraid to take calculated risks. Her gift of inspiration brings a pure delight to anyone she meets. Ms. Kennedy believes it is essential to remain steadfast, unmovable and always abounding in the work that is set before you in order to achieve lasting success.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.-Milton Berle
Kristie Kennedy, Women's Empowerment Speaker
Ms. Tallahassee, Fl. for Ms. Corporate America 2012
2010-2011 American Image National Pageant Queen
Professional Makeup Artist/Brow Sculptor
Custom Jewelry Designer, Author and Recording Artist