Alessia Cara’s new song makes me cry

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Alessia Cara’s new song is about beauty, but it cuts deep. So deep that it made me cry. What is true beauty anyway?

‘She just wants to be beautiful
She goes unnoticed, she knows no limits
She craves attention, she praises an image
She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor
Oh, she don’t see the light that’s shining
Deeper than the eyes can find it
Maybe we have made her blind
So she tries to cover up her pain and cut her woes away
‘Cause cover girls don’t cry after their face is made’

That’s how Alessia Cara’s song starts of. And I don’t know about you, but that hit home for me. I remember trying so hard to cover up for the fact that I have a disability. I always felt I had to work a little harder to look beautiful, since I already had the disadvantage of my missing arm. So I added a little more make up, or spend a little more on my outfit… But it never worked.

And that’s where the chorus of this song get’s it so right in just one line: ‘And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart’.

The world could change it’s hard. Wow. How true is that?! And Alessia starts by doing just that in her video, showing of all these different people accepting who they are. I love it!


Marit is the person who started Pretty Different. She was born with only one hand and has struggled with the crazy ideal of perfection. Since accepting that she's different, she started seeing the beauty in 'imperfection'.

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