Beauty is not long hair, skinny legs, tanned skin or perfect teeth. Believe me. Beauty is the face that cried and now smiles, beauty is the scar on your knee since you fell when you were a kid, beauty is the circles when love doesn’t let you sleep, beauty is the expression on the face when the alarm rings in the morning, it’s the melted makeup when you have a shower, it’s the laughter when you make a joke you’re the only one who can understand, beauty is meeting his gaze and stopping understanding, beauty is your gaze when you see him, it’s when you cry for all your paranoias, beauty is the lines marked by time. Beauty is what we feel in the inside which also shows outside us. Beauty is the marks that life leaves on us, all the kicks and the caresses the memories leave us. Beauty is letting yourself live.
Emma Watson’s HeForShe speech about the importance of the feminist struggle and Leonardo DiCaprio’s speech about climate change have both been hot topics in the last few days. Two moviestars addressing the UN about important causes: they’re really not that different events.
But this is how The Daily Mail chose to report on them:
“Emma Watson said stuff about stuff about women and equality and stuff, BUT LOOK HOW PRETTY SHE IS! LOOK! SHE HAS A DRESS!”