We Are Enough

Updated: Aug 12, 2019

Makeup free evening of empowerment with taylor aller, free to be talks and raw beauty talks
We are enough

Friday night, I had the opportunity to sponsor my very first event as Pink Crown Creative, "Makeup Free - Evening of Empowerment" which was in partnership with Taylor Aller, Raw Beauty Talks and Free To Be Talks.

I choose to sponsor this event as I felt like it aligned with my companies values, goals and my mission to empower and inspire women in the workplace.

This was my first non-fitness event that I attended makeup free. Earlier that day, I had my makeup professionally done for my branded photo shoot and dreaded the thought of having to "wipe away" all the confidence and beauty I felt that day. I stood in front of the mirror and tried to envision myself makeup free in front of other women who I have seen at many other glamorous events in the city that I have attended before and tried to feel confident about taking it all off. I tried to remember that everyone else who would be attending would be makeup free as well, but I couldn't help but think about the red dark circles that were now under my eyes as opposed to beautifully covered up by layers of foundation, cover up and powder. I dreaded the feeling of looking "tired", "unkempt" or "unprofessional". After sharing my fears with my fiancé, he was quick to reassure me of my natural beauty and reaffirm my decisions of why I was a part of this event and why it would be a positive experience for me. Boy was he right!

I walked into a room of beautiful familiar faces and quickly felt extremely comfortable, relaxed and ready for a night of inspiration. The night was filled with lots of raw and emotional moments that really made me dig deep into why I may be feeling particularly vulnerable or insecure about sharing my thoughts and feelings about how I feel about my body and myself.

We each got a chance to share with the group why we felt afraid or insecure to be there that night without makeup, it slowly became clear that we all were so much more connected and alike that we initially would have thought. Most insecu