"I am definitely not model worthy." I heard those words coming out of my mouth as I explained why I shouldn't model the products of Havyn International, and I cringed as I said them. If anyone else had said those words I would have given them 100 reasons why they shouldn't think that. The truth is, we decided that we didn't want "models" to show the products, at least, not models in the sense of how the world thinks of them. We were not looking for airbrushed perfection. Havyn International is about real people, who want to make a real change in their communities and in the world. Our hope is that people, like us, who want to make a difference in the world through fair trade, will feel empowered to love others through Havyn International. And so...we asked people who we knew and loved to model for us. We didn't tell them to wear make-up if they don't usually wear it. We didn't tell them to fix their hair a certain way. We asked them to wear neutral clothing from their own closets. The people who model for Havyn International are not professional models, but they are some of the most beautiful and amazing people that we know. They are who THEY are, with genuine smiles and open hearts. We love them and they are "model-worthy" for sure. And you know what... So am I and So are you! As we look at the world and the people in it, may we find beauty within everyone. And may we strive to be beautiful from the inside out. Redefine Beauty.
"...man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
I Samuel 16:7b