JOURNAL

What is "The Beauty of Change"?

October 10, 2016

The Beauty of ChangeWe design for the women reclaiming their femininity. For the fighters discovering their strength, and for the patients on their journey of healing. For the nurturers devoting themselves to wellness, and for the individuals seeking their truth.

We stand for the beauty of change. But do we mean when we say that?

Change is something often met with a lot of resistance. We only like change when we’re ready for it. But what happens when we’re forced to adapt to something we didn’t choose? And what if it threatens our very existence? This reconciling, this forced confrontation of something unwelcomed, is what builds strength and character. It shifts one’s perspective and makes one look at life, every single nugget of life, differently.

In the simplest terms, we’re referring to the unequivocal beauty of appreciation. Appreciation for the physical body, after having faced illness. Appreciation for the inner strength that shines outward following difficult times. Appreciation for the emotions that accompanied these challenges, for the fears and doubts that grew into confidence and self-love. And appreciation for every moment.

We see beauty in acceptance. In embracing imperfections as unique signs of a one-of-a-kind life. Acceptance of a card we’ve been dealt by nature, unpredictable and unplanned, with layers of lessons that ultimately deepen our lives -- even when they change the course of them. Experience is a teacher, and the learnings become etched into our emotional and physical selves like badges of honor and pride.

Mary Oliver wrote, “As for the body, it is solid and strong and curious and full of detail: it wants to polish itself; it wants to love another body; it is the only vessel in the world that can hold, in a mix of power and sweetness: words, song, gesture, passion, ideas, ingenuity, devotion, merriment, vanity, and virtue.”

We stand for celebrating women’s bodies, appreciating their journeys and accepting their imperfections. Bodies are a work in progress, and every change holds a piece of wisdom earned, a grain of patience acquired, and an opportunity for love. We can’t think of anything more beautiful than that.