I wear my face
it is my way
does this make me
I have my issues
(as you know)
but on a good day
I see
I’m beautiful
from the inside
no paint required

and yet
I see that
you need it
as your armour
for the day
or you just
like the way
you look
so glamorous


does my daughter
how beautiful she is?

or will she
see so many women
and believe
she has to
cover up her skin?

I want so much
for her
and all the girls
to know
their inner beauty
shines through
much more strongly
than surface perfection
that their faces
and bodies
are good
and strong
and wonderful
as different
or similar
as they may be

no paint

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. do I see a bit of ‘I can see clearly now the rain is gone / I can see all obstacles in my way’? Especially when you said: ‘but on a good day / I see / I’m beautiful / from the inside’; it’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiney day … even if there are clouds around; daughters are so very special, even by just being

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