Last night, my husband and I went to the hockey game.  In general, I am not a sports nut.  I couldn’t care less.  Unless you put me in front of a hockey game.  I also spend a great deal of time watching the crowd.

Weeknight games are often themed.  Last night was Pride Night.  Throughout the night, video of various players would flash up on the big screen.  “If you can play, you can play.”  Think about it a second.  If you are a hockey player, they don’t care if you fly the rainbow flag.  You are welcome to play the game.

What does this have to do with beauty?  Another set of images also flashed up on the big screen.  Throughout the night, the camera would focus on various people in the audience dancing to the music or cheering on the team.  One of their favorites was a person dressed in drag.  It was clear, this was a look meant to turn heads and it was a look that took hours to pull off from silvered dark hair to stage worthy makeup and a rainbow tea length dress.  The Queen Mother carries herself with less dignity.

Beauty isn’t a matter of makeup, hair color or just the right nail polish.  It also isn’t choosing a more natural look.  It is the inner strength, courage and dignity needed to be yourself.

–SueBE