The definition of beauty according to Oxford Dictionary is:
A combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.
For example: "I was struck by her beauty."
It's interesting to see that beauty is defined as that which is visually pleasing to the sight. This has been the definition throughout the ages, whereby beauty is universally defined by how a person looks. This is a sad but true fact.
You've heard the comments, "She's so beautiful", "She's so pretty", which are the common responses to women who is aesthetically pleasing, you've probably received these comments yourself and that's cool, however in the age of social media, selfies, and "likes", there is a growing trend that dictates that anyone who is visually beautiful, is accepted, and those who are not, are alienated, so with this in mind, we thought it would be a good thing to redefine Oxford's Dictionary definition of beauty to make it more inclusive. So according to the OlyinkaMag ™ Dictionary, Beauty is...
A combination of qualities, characteristics, talents, and skills which are internal, gifted or learned which is pleasing to all senses,
For example: "I was struck by her INNER beauty."
Beauty we believe is internal and it would be great if we lived in a society where women were not defined by their appearance but by their inner qualities and talents. We believe so, but how can this be achieved? Well, if we start to train young children from an early age that beauty is internal, not external, change the narrative on social media, in our conversations with friends, partners, and family members, then yes this can be achieved.
We believe that "Inner Beauty" needs a little shout-out, and maybe, just maybe, if we all believed that true beauty starts from within, we can re-write the definition of beauty for the future.
So, to get started, we've compiled 8 steps on how to bring out your inner beauty and get you glowing from the inside out.
1. BE YOURSELF
By being someone other than yourself, you are denying your - self. Learn more about who you are, your purpose and mission in life, Embrace and become that.