the a-z of inner beauty

i-D asked young people around America for their views on beauty right now. Here's Jalyn Eaton's A-Z of Inner Beauty, celebrating black femininity, childlike wonder, and the joy of letting go.

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Dec 18 2018, 1:42pm

Photography Jalyn Eaton

i-D asked our readers for their point of view on modern beauty. Here, Jalyn Eaton shares her story.

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Airing out my dirty laundry

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Black femininity

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Childlike wonder

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Doing little things for people that are actually bigger than I realize

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Equilibrium

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Feeling small but not letting that be my character arc

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Giving myself permission to be a girl

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Having those "difficult conversations." Speaking my mind without fear of judgement

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In the eye of the beholder ( Intellect)

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Jalyn. That's me

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Keeping laughter as a top life priority

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Letting go

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Making time for friends. Introducing the old ones to the new ones

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Not judging that which I cannot understand

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Owning my mistakes

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Paying attention to everything that goes on around me

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Quiet when need be

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Rest

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Silhouettes. Trying not to get too caught up in details

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Travel. Being grateful for my mobility

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Understanding my role in the universe. Not expecting too much or too little

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VULNERABILITY

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Window shopping. Being careful not to over indulge

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Xtreme lazy days. Giving myself a break

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Yes to family time. No more excuses

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Zoning out