We just got Ladies’ Home Journal August Edition in our clutches, and there’s no way we’re not sharing a peek into the words of Ann Curry, who is on the cover of this issue. Sure, we could write about the latest celebrity gossip, and maybe Ann Curry isn’t who comes to mind when you think of stylish, stunning, sex appeal… but perhaps, that’s exactly the point. At AZIZ Salon and Day Spa, we’re setting out with an ambitious mission and purpose in this day and age: “To define Beauty as a Feeling, and help people discover what that is; within themselves.”
With the commencement of the new year, AZIZ launched a campaign to promote “Beauty; from the Inside-out.”, and we can not help but applaud empowered women in our society that are championing the notion. While you’ll have to grab the latest issue yourself to read all of her insight on questions asked by LHJ, here’s a look at some of her answers that left us with the feeling that not only does Ms Curry get it… she exudes it.
“It matters to me when someone says that…. I’m beautiful on the inside. It matters less when they say that I’m beautiful on the outside, only because I know that really comes from your parents; that’s something you’ve inherited….. but, I think it’s the stuff on the inside that we all can have.”-Ann Curry, for Ladies’ Home Journal
What She’d change about Herself: “I don’t always understand my worth. I think it’s a chronic condition for women. I’m not talking about professionally. I’m talking about in our personal lives. We constantly punish ourselves with degrading thoughts when we look at ourselves in the mirror. We allow people to treat us poorly, we allow our husbands or boyfriends to get away with things or we have relationships with girlfriends or colleagues who don’t treat us well. We don’t defend ourselves as we would our own children. Women have demanded and gotten better jobs and more power. But the one thing we deserve is a better relationship with ourselves. We waste too much time beating ourselves up. I think at my age of 55, it’s time to stop doing that.”
On How She’s Being a Role Model for Her Daughter: “I try to emphasize achievements and characteristics other than the way someone looks. Ive always said to my daughter that it doesn’t matter how you look, it matters how you feel. And then one day years ago, I was getting ready to go to an evening event and remarked that I didn’t know what to wear. She said, “Mom, it doesn’t matter how you look, it matters how you feel!” I realized she’d been listening to me all along.”
Kudos to Ladies’ Home Journal for asking all the right questions, and an amazing article!