- YouTube star Breeny Lee shaved her hair and dropped makeup to embrace her natural look
- She said she did it to overcome her uncertainties about how she looked
- She hopes to inspire women to feel beautiful in their natural looks
Since the beginning of April, popular British YouTube vlogger Breeny Lee has embarked on a mission to embrace her natural look.
She has shaved her hair, dropped her makeup and presented herself in a series of videos to the world in her unadulterated beauty for a week.
She said her aim is to demonstrate that women should is beautiful just the way they are and that they should overly depend on the opinions of others to define their beauty.
Breeny bravely shared her insecurities that forced her to conform to social media beauty standards.
She said: “It was a long time coming but I’m just so happy to begin my journey of wholeness and self acceptance by stripping back the layers of protection I’ve used to feel secure while in search of my true identity."
She continued: “You can hide from others but you can only hide from yourself for so long. I’m not hiding any more. My true self is good enough! Why? Because I said so!”
In addition to urging girls to avoid defining their beauty through social media standards, she urged them to avoid giving men too much power in shaping opinions about how they look.
Breeny said she hoped to inspire women to be confident in themselves and in their skin, adding that this is critical for one to have peace with oneself.
She concluded: “I don’t have hair and I didn’t have on make-up. I had no crutches but I allowed myself to be FULLY seen irrespective of people’s opinion. I may not be your cup of tea and that’s ok because I’m finally at peace with myself.”
Watch one of her inspirational videos below.
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