Somewhere along the way, it has become the norm to judge women based on their appearance and use their beauty against them. With the #MyBeautyMySay campaign we feature stories of amazing women who stood up for their own beauty.
Rain grew up being commonly called mannish, plain and ugly. Today, she is a successful model who challenges the industry’s perceptions of what it means to be a woman.
Taking up boxing as a hobby, Heather was always told she was “too pretty to fight”. She’s now fighting professionally and is raising the profile of female boxers.
From a young age, Jessica was told she couldn’t wear stylish clothes because of her size. She stood up to these comments by starting a fashion blog.
Grace was made aware of her larger-than-average nose at the tender age of nine. Cheerleaders and boys taunted her in high school, until music and dance taught her how to own it.
Marcia’s intelligence has been questioned throughout her life because of her good looks. She used this judgement as motivation and became a successful lawyer who now owns her own law firm.
After being constantly catcalled on the streets of Philadelphia, Hannah stood her ground and started to photograph the antagonists themselves. Her photo series went viral.