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5 Reasons Why Beauty and Style Lead to Self Love and Better Creativity

I was in seventh grade. I stood in the lunch line, ready to pick up my tray when a boy tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around, somewhat startled and curious. "You're ugly," he blurted out. I stared at him for a moment. He stared back. I didn't know what to say or how to react, so I turned back around, grabbed my tray and went through the line.

I wanted to cry. But I didn't want that boy to know he had hurt me. And he had. So much that I felt I truly must be ugly.

I had many encounters like this in my childhood, not all of them about looks, but about something. I wasn't good enough at softball or kickball. My drawing was weird-looking. Was I wearing a wig?

I'm sure we all had these encounters. And what I didn't know then about those encounters, is that they not only affected how I felt about my looks or my ability, they affected my creativity, my willingness to embrace the creative muscles I had been given and pursue what I really wanted to pursue.

Although I've done a lot of work over the years to pursue creativity, as I've gotten older, especially in the last few years, I've come to realize that how I feel about my beauty and style does affect my creativity. As I have learned to fully love how I look and feel about my personal beauty and style, I've been able to embrace other parts of myself, including my ability to create.

So why is beauty and style important to self love and creativity?

Read on, my friend.

Beauty and Style to Self Love to Creativity

5 Reasons Why Beauty and Style Lead to Self Love, which Leads to Better Creativity

1. You Are Beautiful!

First, and foremost, you are beautiful! Yes, you are!