Everybody has the body to love…

When I vacation on the beach I often reflect and write. Connect with God and with nature. Plus I have a blast! On my last vacation I wasn’t at my lowest or even ideal weight but I decided some time ago to love myself consistently. When I’m up, down, long hair, big hair, no hair, etc. So I did. After I saw this photo, I posted it on social media and journaled. Define your own beauty. Don’t wait to be an expected standard of beauty , weight, height, or whatever. Improvement is great but don’t wait and miss out on how beautiful you are now.

 

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Be Beautiful,

Katherine White

I will self-love me!

I wrote Little Girls and Their Ponytails to teach girls to love who they are. I also created the ponytails pageant and Beautiful and Wonderful Me Workshop for that same reason. Girls deserve to love who they are no matter what. Self-love is important. Girls need to know that we change. We grow, we get big, small, we have blemishes; we have up days, down days, natural days, make-up days, glamorous moments, and sweat pants hair in a ponytail or in a puff days. We have to love ourselves on EVERY one of those days. I wrote this story because I have looked in the mirror a time or two wondering what someone else would think if I wore this or changed my hair like that. I spent a bit of time with the oppression of those insecurities and I don’t want girls to spend as much time in that space. So I teach self-love but first I decided to love me on all of my days and in all of my ways. Changing, nipping, tucking, straightening, or pulling still won’t be good enough for those with a skewed perspective of beauty. So no matter what changes or does not change…I will self-love me!

Be Beautiful,

Katherine White

2yrs ago book signing

Writing is free. Freedom.

Writing is free. Freedom. Freedom to express thoughts, feelings, and emotions in whatever style that you choose by putting them into your words in your way. Freedom to tell stories for those who can’t or who won’t tell their own. Freedom to entertain. Even freedom to offend. Freedom to express love just as much as hate. Freedom to change lives. Freedom to bring mental images alive. Freedom to bring forth awareness, joy, and peace. Writing is a tool of freedom and has the ability to impact the writer as much as the reader. Writing is free. Freedom.

Be Beautiful,

Katherine White

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Silence. Self. Love.

My days are filled with noise. Noises like the alarm clock or sounds of cars in traffic. Noises like encouragement or discouragement. Lovers or haters. Then there is noise that I create on purpose. I sing. I talk out loud. Even when no one else is around. I listen to music. All noise. I go to public places when I am writing, editing, researching, or studying. I do my best work on projects with noise. I have spent time living and traveling alone. I have learned the value of silence in those times. I do my best work on me in silence. In quiet times I learn about myself. Loving myself. I reflect on the real me. Who I am when no one is around to judge or to congratulate me. I ponder on why I react, feel, or see things in one way or another. I ponder. I celebrate. I acknowledge progress and growth. I pray. I pray to continue doing the good things and for help to do better or stop doing the not so good things. I reflect on how I feel about myself. I think of whether I have been slacking in areas or being too hard on myself in other areas. I think about whether I have allowed others to influence my personal thoughts about myself. So much happens in silence. My goal in silence is to be present and aware of who I am outside of the noise. Not to fill every moment of my days with noise. Silence helps me to see my true self, love my true self, and explore the areas that can be better…

Be Beautiful,

Katherine White image