"I grew up reading American Girl Magazine. I devoured each issue and dreamed of the day I could create my own magazine. I wrote movie reviews, advice articles, and created quizzes and sent them to my friends in the mail. My passion was to write, so write I did!
As I grew out of American Girl and into my teenager years, I was still drawn to magazines. The glossy covers and bright-colored headlines beckoned me to take a peek inside. I would read about my favorite stars, take quizzes that told me whether or not I would make a good girlfriend for Nick Jonas, and I drooled over the celebrity lifestyle I read about.
As a homeschooled girl living in Michigan, my life was far from the glam of Hollywood. I wasn't movie star gorgeous, wasn't star of the local school musical, and didn't have a boyfriend who looked like Zac Efron. I found myself growing painfully dissatisfied with who I was and where I was headed.
I could never be the charismatic blonde who lit up every beach party with her sassy charm. I wasn't doll face Taylor Swift who could have any guy she wanted by tossing her flawless hair over her shoulders and throwing a flirtatious look across the room. I didn't have a thousand friends on Facebook.
According to Hollywood and the standards of this world, I was quite pathetic.
What I was reading in these teen magazines told me how to snatch the perfect boyfriend, be popular, become famous and look stunning. Yet, none of this was happening for me.
And the more I read these must-do articles the more I felt I didn't measure up.
My generation has been forced to conform to impossible standards. We've been told that our beauty and self worth lies in our closet, our dress size, how many friends or Twitter followers we have, what kind of car we drive, how cute our boyfriend is, or how successful we are.
Believing these things to be true is devastating. These lies can push you onto a lowly place on the ground, and cram you into a cycle of depression and dissatisfaction. Trying to get back up after feeling so defeated is like someone has a foot pressed on your stomach. It's hard to stand up again. This generation of girls has been forced to lay and crawl around on the ground for too long...we've been asked to stoop down to disgustingly low standards.
Like a world full of real life Sleeping Beauty's, we've touched worldly spindles out of curiosity and rebellion, and it's placed us in a deep and fitful sleep.
At age fourteen, my heart was awakened with a kiss. Not by any man, but rather the Creator and Lover of my soul.
He rubbed the sleep out of my eyes, told me to get out of my apathetic nightgown, took me to the high places of His Kingdom and showed me something spectacular.
He bestowed a crown of beauty upon me, dressed me in breathtakingly-beautiful garments of salvation, transformed my mind, and called me a Princess."
~Livy Lynn, Founder of Crown of Beauty
Beauty Boys and Ball Gowns: The Best of Crown of Beauty Magazine
Livy Lynn is a twenty-something author, singer, and songwriter. Her debut novel, The Coronation, came several years after establishing Crown of Beauty Magazine while connecting with teens and women all across the globe.
She enjoy's crafting YA Christian fiction that is pure, lovely, inspirational, and of course, entertaining! When she's not writing, you can find her playing guitar, traveling, vlogging, laughing with friends, and planning something new and exciting.
Alexandria Grace is a dreamer, a doer, and a daughter of the King. She is a writer who knows her pen is a powerful weapon, and desires to encourage and equip women, young and old, through her writing in the truth that they’re both princesses and warriors. In her free time, she enjoys drinking excessive amounts of tea, getting lost in a good book and watching Disney movies.
Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Tabby RH has had an immense passion for reading and writing ever since she was young. Creating stories and reveling in the beauty of words have always held a special place in her heart. Currently in her mid-twenties, she juggles the responsibilities of freelance editing, working as a teaching assistant at the High School she graduated from, editing for her church’s small-scale publishing company, and working as an intern at Crown of Beauty Magazine. She also has several manuscripts/novels in various stages of completion and she enjoys working on them as much as she can.
She adores Middle-earth and anything Lord of the Rings-related as well as Autumn, coffee, hygge, burgers and brownies, and having Adventures with dear friends among many other things. Her highest goal in Life is to bring glory to her Saviour and King, Jesus Christ, and to spread His Light of encouragement and salvation through words.
We are Princesses of the Most High King. We have been adopted into the royal family of the Kingdom of God, through the blood of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus came to earth as both fully God and fully man. He was betrayed, beaten, crucified, and buried in a tomb. Three days later He rose from the dead, appeared to many people on earth, then continued on into heaven, where He is now seated at the right hand of God, far above all rule, power and authority.
We believe in the Truth of the Trinity, that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three, and they are One.
We believe that the Holy Spirit lives and dwells in us, and guides our hearts into all truth.
Jesus will soon return to this earth to judge the living and the dead, and we will dwell eternally in heaven with Him, because we have been redeemed through His blood, and are His beloved girls!
It is our burning desire for every young woman we encounter to know just how beautiful and valued she is, in the eyes of the King of Kings. Our goal is to glorify Jesus, make clear the message of the cross, and redemption of all things. If a girl understands the value of what Jesus did on the cross, she in turn can understand her own value, and the value of those around her.