Born Beautiful story @foodandletters

Posted by Hoan Nguyen on


Tell us about yourself in 50 words or less. We want to know one or two things that you'd want someone to know about you?

I am creative, soulful, and exuberant. I am most concern with being the most authentic version of me while also empowering the women around me.

What are you most grateful for in life?

I am grateful for all the adventures I get to embark on. I am grateful for the people who I meet along the way.

Who do you find beautiful – and what makes them beautiful to you?

I think women who takes risks and are willing to be vulnerable are the most beautiful. Whenever, I encounter a woman like that I can sense it and shines through.

Was there ever a time that you felt ugly? What happened and how did you react?

I started to feel ugly when I was very young. I was always taller, heavier, and darker than all the other little girls. I was also somewhat unruly and unkempt and always wanting to get my hands dirty. There was a lot of painful teasing that would leave me in tears.  

Based on the time above, when did you realize that you were beautiful?

After college, I started to feel a lot more comfortable in my skin. I think feeling beautiful has been a journey of many layers. I still have rough days but definitely gets better as I get older

What makes you beautiful?

My courage makes me beautiful. I have learned to create my way out of some difficult times. Somewhere a long the way, I have developed a resilience that is magic.

How has your idea of beauty changed over the years?

First, I admired and aspired to the norms that I saw perpetuated by glossy magazines. Now, I know that beauty is everywhere I look.

If you could go back in time and give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?

If I could go back in time I would tell myself to infuse my life with laughter. 


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