Today being ‘beautiful’ is available to everyone. We are the selfie generation who has the power to change the nose we don’t like, buy a straight set of white teeth. We can lift, fill, highlight and contour to perfection.
The question is: what is beauty? Could it be an elusive quality that cannot be pinned down? Our faces change over the years, and our beauty evolves. We grow into ourselves. We realise that the parts of us we once thought were odd or didn’t like…now somehow fit perfectly. It’s a beautiful journey of self discovery. What happens when we erase those unique characteristics before learning to love them, because we wanted to conform to a beauty trend that has now been and gone? Is our journey of growing into our own skin cut short? Is it possible to find and accept ourselves when our uniqueness is erased permanently?
Will we one day wake up and wonder who we are?
A modern dilemma: searching for ourselves while trying to look like everyone else.