I enjoy singing, playing my guitar, and writing. I’ve spent a long time struggling with my self image. People can be very mean, especially in the teen years, and it’s hard for me to cope with it at times. Through my childhood I’ve been called “fat”, “ugly”, and many other rude things. Thanks to God and a friend (it’s a guy) that He has blessed me with, I have been able to see past the meanness of these worldly, superficial people. When life get to be too much and I forget, my friend reminds me constantly of God’s grace and love. He reminds me that God created me for a purpose, an that he made me beautiful. I’ve never been one for makeup, but people tell me I should. I think that the way some people wear makeup (caking it on) is lying and covering up what’s really underneath. It’s kind of like making up a whole new persona just to please other people. (I acknowledge not everybody does this, makeup is usually gorgeous when used to define features rather than cover them up.) Either way, all of God’s children are beautiful. Along with God and my dear friend, everybody here at Project inspired have helped me realize that there’s natural beauty in every person and every person can do anything if their heart is on God, and that includes me. This is me every day, this is me with confidence, this is Me Without Makeup. God bless.