Natural Beauty for the Dance

Everyone talks about it. The Beauty of the Dance.

But true beauty does not shine through the dance, unless the dancer embraces her or his beauty from within.

From elementary, I can remember jumping from not caring about my appearance to wanting to alter my unmanageable wild thick hair by middle school. Since I did not look like everyone else, wore hairstyles nearly no one wore, and certainly didn’t behave like most of my peers, my untrained hands treated my mane harshly. I can still hear the japing about my hair from cruel teens at the time!

Fast forward to several years later, I found a pretty woman on youtube doing a hair tutorial with her natural hair. I told myself I wished I had hair like that. Months pass and I get this incredible urge to find her videos again. After searching for a day I found them and fell in love…

With natural hair:


I immediately went on Pinterest for inspiration of all the natural hairdos I could find! It was then the Lord revealed to me that underneath all my blow drying and straightening, was beautiful natural hair He had given me since birth. It was one of His gifts to me and I had not appreciated nor embraced it for most of my conscious life. That revelation brought regret and joy to me as I began to embrace this gift. Knowing that God is perfect and He in His perfect decision, decided to give this hair to me, I realize I am perfectly made by His hands. Without the straightening tools and other physical alterations, I accept and rejoice in each physical gift the Holy Spirit breathed on me.

Now, I can dance from this depth of confidence and reflect the beauty of who He made me.

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