Beauty of a Woman Blogfest Logo Awesome. Inspiring. Funny. Touching. Real. Beauty of a Woman Blogfest 2012, created and hosted by August McLaughlin, is something you just can't miss. Man or woman you will find posts that tickle your funny bone, bring a tear to your eye, and a lift to your heart and soul.

I had not planned to post today, but after visiting a few of the more than forty writers that are participating in this blogfest exploring the concept of beauty, I knew I had to share this with my readers.

August is a writer and author who has worked in the fashion, entertainment and wellness industries, wearing hats ranging from Parisian runway model to culinary coach. While to some of us it may seem that August has had a charmed life, she has had her share of dark times. She states she turned to Sam Levinson's poem, “The Beauty of a Woman,” over and over again. Ultimately that poem inspired August to lead this wonderful blogfest. The ripple that was her inspiration is now a tsunami of beautiful souls sharing, laughing, and inspiring.

Oh, and there are prizes. All you have to do is follow the links on August's blog, tweet and share and comment on August's blog. See the rules here.

But truly the best prizes are in the blog posts of all these fabulous people. Please, check it out, I promise you won't be sorry.