This video came up in my Facebook newsfeed. I don't usually sit and watch YouTube videos that are more than 5 minutes, but this one just moved me in so many ways. Everything she says is so perfect. Give this a chance, at least for a minute, if you feel you have the time.
My favorite quotes from Melanie:
"We are all mirrors to each other, and I think a lot of people, they tend to project their bullshit. So I have to remember that if anyone says something to me, like judges me in a certain way, it's really just a reflection of themselves and their own issues that they're dealing with."
"I never thought I was beautiful, but I also never thought I was ugly. For me, beauty was only more of a feeling, a state of being."
From Elisa and Lily:
"Part of our exploration with What’s Underneath is to redefine beauty and to bust open the rigid and stagnant status quo — for us, any status quo is boring and thus not beautiful. There is little to say about model Melanie Gaydos, other than that her strength is so super human that it renders us completely humble to her extraordinariness. She’s not only journeyed through ectodermal dysplasia (a genetic disorder that effects your pores, your hair, your teeth, and your nails), but an alcoholic family, abuse, and suicidal thoughts. Today, Melanie sees beauty as a state of being that she has achieved through her experiences. Amen."
From the What's Underneath team:
We asked model Melanie Gaydos to participate in the What's Underneath Project because she bears witness to our belief that style
Is not about wanting to be someone else,
Is comfort in your skin,
Is your spirit,
Is What's Underneath.
Read about why we love Melanie: http://stylelik.eu/1AKALTT
Watch more episodes of What's Underneath: http://stylelik.eu/1jMpnfe