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Joanna Halpin
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Joanna Halpin
"I escaped to Menorca, which is a beautiful, small Spanish island with tiny narrow roads lined with fields, perfect long sand beaches and hidden coves."
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Eva Hardwick
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Eva Hardwick
"I am constantly working on letting go of the compulsion to obsess about minor things in life. I’m reminded by the universe to go with the flow and trust that I am where I’m meant to be."
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Manisha Anjali
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Manisha Anjali

"I feel alive in those big turning points in life, those crossroads, when one reality ends and another begins. I feel alive when I am in awe of nature. When I am driving alone down a highway watching a lunar eclipse take place. When I plunge myself in the warm ocean and feel reborn... I am biting into this sacred and precarious world with everything that I have."

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Valerie Quant Zecchetto
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Valerie Quant Zecchetto
"As a mother, my world has shifted—Gia’s needs are now front and center, and I have a new appreciation for life. I’m savoring all of these fleeting moments as our little baby grows so quickly."
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Maya Moore
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Maya Moore
"I believe beauty is an ever-evolving process of coming into your own. It’s learning to love and appreciate every part of yourself, especially the seen and unseen parts you may have been told aren’t beautiful—for me, this means my scars and my silhouette. Most importantly, I believe we’re arbiters of our own definitions and those definitions can change with time."
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Alexandria Coe
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Alexandria Coe
"As an artist, I would describe myself as spontaneous; constantly moving through emotions... Drawing is my way of working through my emotional language, my own form of communication."
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Rachel Nguyen
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Rachel Nguyen
"I feel most alive when I’m very honest with myself. When teasing or flirting works in my favor. When I don’t judge my desires. When all the lights turn green. When my intentions feel clear. When I go left on a wave, When possibilities open. When I’m dancing next to sweaty strangers. When I’m reminded that everything can be abundant. When I’m in love."
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Jordan-Risa Santos
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Jordan-Risa Santos
"Beauty is not something we can physically hold onto, but something we can work towards, every day, through how we make ourselves and others feel."
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Stella Simona
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Stella Simona
"I have learned over the years that things will not always go as you expected them to, but everything does happen for a reason. Lean into the positives and embrace the ebb and flow."
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Andrea Chou
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Andrea Chou
"The most important thing is to remain true to who you are, and to live in a way that isn’t simply for the perception or ideals of others."
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Claudia Smith
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Claudia Smith
"I think that’s why I love shadows; I don't like to give everything away at once. There’s just as much beauty in the darkness and the unseen."
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Tasnim Ahmed
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Tasnim Ahmed
"Moving so much from a young age and having to adapt to ever-evolving landscapes has really had an impact on who I am. I went from a place where everyone looked like me to a place where no one looked like me; from having community to feeling quite isolated."
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Eryn Danielle
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Eryn Danielle
"Allies Doing Work is a space for people of color to talk about things like anti-Blackness, race, gender, sexuality from a non-white-centric point of view... The general space was just becoming something catered to a wide audience, and I wanted to carve out a space where that isn’t our intention and will never be our goal."
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Minami Gessel
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Minami Gessel
“I stopped consuming the typical Eurocentric beauty standards that have been pushed on us, and found beauty within myself and also within my culture.”
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Joanna & Sarah Halpin
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Joanna & Sarah Halpin
"[Beauty] can’t be described, located or filed under a singular idea. It is unique and truly dependent upon the individual. And, for that reason, beauty can be found almost anywhere—shaping the world."
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Karolyn Pho
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Karolyn Pho
"The water is where I feel most alive."
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Altynay Alikhan
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Altynay Alikhan
"For the future of all kids, and all generations, I hope we can start working on a solution to climate change. We need to take care of this planet."
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Nat Buchanan
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Nat Buchanan
"I find beauty in others when they are outside of themselves. Real beauty is unaware."
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Imani Randolph
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Imani Randolph
"I never want to stop learning or growing. I want to continue taking in information, being flexible in my perspective, and live with a willingness to hear others’ points of view."
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Stella & Sarah
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Stella & Sarah
Thoughts on beauty, duality and balance; from the perspective of two women, daughter and mother.
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Karina Sharif
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Karina Sharif
"I don't want to just make room for womxn like me, I want to make clearings; massive and unapologetic, we take up space."
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Georgah Crane
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Georgah Crane
"There’s beauty in the way you make a cup of tea for the person you love, how you laugh with a friend, and so on. It’s in moments of kindness, in vulnerability and connection."
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Kayla Blackmon
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Kayla Blackmon
"I believe all of us are changing and growing. I believe we are living in a time of awakening, that we’re on the right path to change."
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Kayten Schmidt
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Kayten Schmidt
"I feel most beautiful when I wake up in a bed of white sheets. When I get out of the shower or pool. In low light behind a glass of wine."
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Deon Hinton
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Deon Hinton
"I wish I had known earlier in life that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. That we don’t make mistakes, we learn lessons."
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Desirée Pais
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Desirée Pais
"The real question is how do we learn to love ourselves— all the parts of ourselves —so we can bring the beauty that is within, out?"
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Bella Thomas
"It's hope that gets me out of bed in the morning. Hope for humanity, hope for this world, and a strong faith that good will always prevail."
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Langston Dillard
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Langston Dillard
"I hope that we grow to decentralize the significance of career, of wealth, and focus on taking care of each other’s material and emotional needs."
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Lissie Chappell
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Lissie Chappell
"I’ve been told I care too much. I’m learning to balance caring with sanity."
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Braina Laviena
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Braina Laviena
"I believe beauty comes from within; that you make beauty with your actions, when you lead with kindness and empathy."
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Zoe Banoža
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Zoe Banoža
"Say yes to yourself as often as you can...follow your whims, you should act on your wildest ideas."
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Carolyne Lorée Teston
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Carolyne Lorée Teston
"I see beauty when people treat one another with reverence."
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Danielle Alprin
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Danielle Alprin
"When you’re surrounded by so much beauty, you’re more likely to remember all that you want and are grateful for."
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Ryan Lopes
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Ryan Lopes
"Beauty is unique to each of us— our character and being. The earlier we can translate this to future generations, the easier path they’ll have to happiness and strength."
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Drew & Louis
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Drew & Louis
Duality & Balance
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Hannah Faith Lord
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Hannah Faith Lord
"Peace, equality, unity— this is my wish for humanity. Things will work out, when it feels like all hope is lost."
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Benji Gordon
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Benji Gordon
"Every human being is beautiful and surviving the best way they know how. Accept people inclusive of their faults. More importantly, accept yourself."
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Elene Makharashvili
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Elene Makharashvili

"My dreams change as I move through life, but one dream I have for the future is to be able to look back on my life without regrets."

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Wini Burkeman
"By the time I was 14, I'd already had two guns held to my head and a knife pulled on me. This was New York in the '70s and I was there for it all — the Summer of Sam, blackouts, garbage strikes."
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Carlos & Austin
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Carlos & Austin
Duality & Balance
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Shereen Mohammed
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Shereen Mohammed
"I’ve always seen beauty as a conduit for connection to others, sure, but also to ourselves: who we want to be, how we wish to be, what we want to wash away."
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Bianca Valle
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Bianca Valle
"Authors and artists, and loved ones, have shaped me into who I am. The more I love them, the more they have shaped me."
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Chloe Hayward
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Chloe Hayward
"We have a tendency to write ourselves off to what we haven’t done yet, instead of what is out there waiting for us to achieve. Creative things take time. Go slow to go fast."
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Quinton & Charlie
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Quinton & Charlie
Duality & Balance
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Bar Maldonado
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Bar Maldonado
“Beauty is about how you feel, not about the way you look.”
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Constance Tsang
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Constance Tsang
“I feel that, as humans, we are born to tell stories. Just think of the way we use language to build relationships, to find meaning, to connect, to fall in love.”
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Anja Čihorić
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Anja Čihorić
“Being content with yourself and all the little things you perceive as imperfections is where true beauty comes from.”
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Anabella Anger
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Anabella Anger
"I feel most beautiful when I’m alone. I have no one’s judgment, and feel at ease. When I’m out in nature, traveling or with the people I love – that’s when I feel the most alive."
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