When Louise was younger, she let other people tell her how she should define beauty. Now that she's older she's hoping to teach her daughters that beauty comes from this.
When I was younger, I let other people tell me what my beauty should be and how I should feel about it.
And so many times, I didn’t feel good enough.
And it took me too long to figure out where to find my beauty, because I was looking in the wrong places.
It was there in my successes and friendships and relationships.
It still is.
And I'm doing my best to show my daughters how to find theirs.
Now at 40, I am facing a new wave of outside pressures and inside voices telling me what beautiful should be, and I have to show my daughters how I live in my skin with confidence.
To start the conversation with my girls, I asked them to tell in this video why they think I'm beautiful.
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