BAREFACED ASHLEY

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HOW I CAME TO LIVE LIFE BAREFACED

@barefacedashley was a project I started in the height of quarantine back in 2020. While everyone else was creating TikToks and binging OuterBanks while drinking whipped coffee, I was in the darkest season of my mental and physical wellbeing as a result of the silent depressor I call "my acne journey." I thought being open about my insecurities would encourage me to accept myself and cultivate a slow burn love for who I am, acne and all. So @barefacedashley was born!

 

I have slowly come to learn that the very things we often hate about ourselves are the same things others love most. God has taken my journey with acne and turned it into a beautiful story; acne has allowed me to connect with other women, learn about the mind-body connection, and create a beauty that radiates from the inside out. 

One thing I will never allow acne to take from me?

My smile.

All my love,

Ash

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