Back To School Letter


This is a letter.

A letter to the people.
To the people who broke me down at school
To the people who thought I couldn’t stand up for myself.
To the people who made me feel like my life was invalid.
I was told to stay away.
But how could I stay away if they kept chasing me?
 I contemplated my life and worth.
I was tired.
I was tired of being strong.
I was tired of going.
But there was this light in me that ABSOLUTELY refused to go out.
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How amazing is Clarissa friends!? I recently met this new sweet spirit at a local boutique here in Colorado.  It was actually when Miss Beautymark launched its apparel line and Clarissa came to my little booth. We chatted about the crazy idea to share her story, and boy am I humbled to have been able to.
Sweet Clarissa,
In Matthew 5:14-16 it says, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” 
You have gone through so much, and I acknowledge you for being so brave and doing this photoshoot. I encourage you to take your story and be bold in it so you can help so many other girls! 
Fun Fact: When we were shooting Clarissa lying down in the grass, her feet lit up by the sun. It dawned on me that the places you will go with this story are going to be life changing and healing for you friend! 🙂 You’re doing amazing things. 
much love,

One Comment

Heather Janssen

Clarissa is the sweetest, smartest, funniest person I’ve met in a long while. I really think people are jealous of your beauty and poise and competence. God created a beautiful spirit and gave it to you. Don’t ever doubt your worth. You are a daughter of our Lord. You are priceless.


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