Beauty & Freedom
Do you remember as a child, girls would add a wildflower to their hair and magically transform themselves into princesses. Perhaps you were one! Perhaps an instant smile appeared across your face, as soon as you tucked one of nature’s magical creations behind your ear. And perhaps you still do!
Adorning one’s hair with flowers is an age old practice steeped in tradition and meaning. The meaning varies from one culture to another often symbolizing fertility, love and happiness. In modern times however, much has changed. For example, women like Frida Kahlo, used flowers as subtle rebellious hints of their identification with empowering movements and free-spiritedness.
In the spirt of women’s beauty and freedom I titled this piece “Wildflower“. It’s created for all the little girls and women who still tuck flowers behind their ears, living freely like wildflowers.
“Wildflowers can’t be controlled, and neither can the girl with a soul boundless as the sky, and a spirit as free and wild as the ocean.” – Melody Lee