“Adventurous,” says Stephanie, “is the new pretty,” and she’s prepared to prove it to you:
I guess I’ve never worried that I’m too short (5′ 1½” + heels), or too brunette, or too whatever to be beautiful. This is mostly because I’ve assumed that my bubbly personality, strengths in leadership, and a heart bigger than my butt is what makes me attractive. I don’t feel intimidated by women who look Photoshopped because I’m too busy being inspired by women who climb mountains, start businesses, and are billboard examples of how to treat others.
This piece has been sitting around for four years or so; it’s time I did something with it.