Awesome. Inspiring. Funny. Touching. Real. Beauty of a Woman Blogfest 2012, created and hosted by August McLaughlin, is a blogfest you 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.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” — Sam Levenson, “The Beauty of a Woman”
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.
ETA: It’s 2022 and while this particular blogfest and its prizes are long since done. August McLaughlin maintains the old blogfest posts, and they are all wonderful. Go to her website. If you want to see a blogfest you can’t miss, visit every February.
But truly the best prizes are in the blog posts of all these fabulous people. Please, check it out. It’s a blogfest you can’t miss. I promise you won’t be sorry.