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    Mary

    When I first came to America I struggled with accepting myself and the way i was physically because others would make fun of me because I had short hair, so they said I looked like a boy. In my home city Lagos, Nigeria it’s rather normal for girls to have short hair, we considered that natural beauty. But here…i didn’t feel welcomed, i couldn’t be myself, i didn’t even feel pretty. My mom always sung me a song that always made me feel better…

    ♪♪ “I am beautiful made, I am wonderfully made. I belong to God, I resemble Him.
    I am beautifully made, I am wonderfully made. I belong to God I resemble Him.
    That’s why the devil trembles whenever he see me, singing; I’m God’s own, the apple of His eyes.
    That’s why the devil tremble whenever he see me, Dancing (praising); I’m God’s own, the apple of His eyes.” ♪♪

    I loved this song because it always reminded me that I am made in the image of God, and because God is beautiful in all His ways, I am also beautiful, I am an example of many of his wonders on the earth, we all are. 🙂 There is power in God’s natural beauty, and it belongs to us so we need to embrace it and show others this one of a kind beauty that can only be found when we start looking beyond the skin, and makeup, and into our hearts. No amount of makeup can surpass the natural beauty that God gave each and everyone. I’m glad I realized this from a early age, because today I can boldly say I love everything about myself, i believe my best features are my eyes and my smile. 🙂 I love smiling. ♥

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    12 COMMENTS

    1. Omg! I am nigerian too, and I had medium length hair. And can I say that you are DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! God made you soooooooo beautiful and nobody can ever take that way from you. Gosh, you’re stunning!

    2. WOW I didn’t realise there were more Nigerians in this website. I’m sooooo glad like SQUEEEEE! You go Nigeria! And you are breathtakingly beautiful!!! WoooHoooo! *Just felt like screaming*

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