Interesting project:  How two women are going au naturel for 60 days to rediscover their inner confidence.

Molly Barker, 51, and Caitlin Boyle, 27, devote their lives to promoting the ideals of health, confidence and empowerment among young girls.

But on realising that by wearing make-up and following extensive beauty regimes, they had fallen into the very trap they warn preteens against, the two North Carolina natives launched The Naked Face Project.

In an effort to explore the motives behind their primping and preening, Ms Barker, founder of Girls on The Run, and training coach for the programme, Mrs Boyle, decided to go 60 days without any kind of beautification.

I’ll admit that I’m the first to complain about the all too often vacuous humans that are constantly branded by the media.  I do believe that young women in particular need to understand that it is okay to not worry about the war paint, hauls, fashion trends, etc.  They do themselves great injustice by defining themselves only by these activities.

“I do not wish them to have power over men; but over themselves.”

~Mary Wollstonecraft, 18th-century philosopher, from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

  There is also the spiritual side to one’s personal growth.  In the end, it is the gestalt that defines us.