Because you are beautiful you are pretty

Rakhshinda Shakir
Posted May 9, 2018
One group photo .
One group photo . : Sorry about the quality of the picture we did not have good camera and nor photographer :) (1/4)

I asked the girls who were attending the workshop one by one. Are you beautiful? Starting from the first row every one either said I am not sure or directly said no. I then on the white board wrote two terms beautiful and pretty and asked them to think for two minutes and describe me these terms. What according to them these term mean. Here in Bangladesh black is considered ugly that is why dark people do not feel easy with their being and are always under pressure of being color shaming. After talking in detail about why they do not think they are beautiful I came up with differentiating between the two terminologies. I said, every beautiful person can be pretty but not every pretty person can beautiful. Beauty is with in us. Kind, generous, passionate, ambitious, good heart, honest, hard working, someone who is responsible are some of  the characteristic of any beautiful person while in comparison something that does not come from within, something that comes from outside makes us pretty. Branded clothes, shoes, make up, skin bleaching, hair coloring. These are the few things that can make us pretty. Now tell me are you beautiful or pretty? Beautiful!!! Every one exclaimed. Next time never allow anyone to tell you, you are not beautiful. Not every one of us can afford branded stuff every time and it is not necessary even. If you are born beautiful what is the need to rely on external factors to make you look pretty. Dark skin is God gifted and there is no term called ugly. It is man made. It is societal and we have to change it. You have to help me change that mind set of diving people into categories of ugly, pretty, poor rich. We all are human beings and if we admit to it and focus on our inner characters then we give rise to charismatic leaders in us. Focus on all the good things and that is what matters. Purchase a branded mind for yourselves and that only comes when we invest our time in ideas, in thinking win win, in solving problems, in creating web of fruitful discussions, withstanding with the way you are born is beautiful and because you are beautiful you are pretty! If you are beautiful and want to invest in ideas then join our team and apply to be rising star.

 

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Olutosin
May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

Thanks for sharing about your workshop. You know that I always wonder who set up the standard of beauty..... Every one is beautiful.
Thanks so much for changing the mindset of these people. I know that the more we engage more and more people, the more we change lives.

Jill Langhus
May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

Hi Rakshi:) How are you doing? When is your last day in Bangladesh? Thanks for sharing your awesome workshop with us. Sounds great:-)

Beth Lacey
Feb 18, 2019
Feb 18, 2019

Thanks for sharing. You picture is full of beautiful women.

Jacqueline Namutaawe
Feb 26, 2019
Feb 26, 2019

Great we are allbeautiful fearfully and wonderfully made. Girls should be reminded every single time that they are beautiful as a way to boost their confidence and self esteem.

Wusufor
Mar 19, 2019
Mar 19, 2019

What a very nice strategy in reaching the heart. Its very amazing and thanks for sharing it with us.

Urmila Chanam
Apr 13, 2019
Apr 13, 2019

My dear sister Rakhshinda,
What a powerful account you have shared with us sisters globally! 'Purchase a branded mind for yourselves...'!! WOW! JUST WOW!! Women and men have equated beauty to branded clothing and accessories and now cars and homes. Even the choice of jobs is reliant on if the company and organization is reputed or not because we are so driven by branding. Thank you sister for correcting all of us and redirecting our spirit to truth and goodness and meaningfulness. Keep writing and keep inspring us.
Love always
Urmila Chanam
India
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