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Producer: Julia Marino
Photography, audio: Kevin Riddell
Interactive: Andy Phillips
Editing: Kevin Riddell, Julia Marino

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A Beautiful Soul

Feminine beauty has provided inspiration for poets, artists and philosophers since the beginning of recorded history. Great thinkers have long wondered to whom beauty is more beneficial, the one who desires to possess it or the one who desires to behold it. For some, the desire to behold beauty is deeply tied to their desire to be accepted as beautiful. Who sets the standard for beauty and what impact does that have for women in their daily lives? Many women struggle to define this concept for themselves. Here, women provide different perspectives on beauty and tell us how they define it for themselves as they describe the times when they feel most beautiful.