Celebrate Pride Month: Meet the Faces Redefining Beauty - Part IV

Celebration of the LGBTQ community during the month of PRIDE   

It’s time to give others a chance to define what’s beautiful. In this PRIDE month series, we're exploring the question "Imagine what life would be like if we were all able to define what beautiful is for ourselves?" In celebration of Pride Month, we’ve teamed up with some of our LGBTQIAP identifying friends and asked them to share their story of beauty all Pride Month long. 




Anthony Vito-Bollong 
Realtor/Yoga Instructor

To me beauty is an appreciation or empathy for seeing artistry in everyday life”


What does beauty feel like to and for you?

Beauty feels like a tenderness, a sense of safety and a place of comfort. For me, it is self-care for my skin, body and mind. 


What is your earliest memory learning about beauty? Or, what was your earliest memory of feeling beautiful?

My earliest memory learning about beauty comes from thinking about my Grandma who always wore bright red lipstick, and my mom’s pearl necklace. Each is iconic to me when I think about beauty and specifically in my own family.  


How do you define or redefine beauty?

I define beauty as an appreciation or empathy for seeing artistry in everyday life.


What do you look for in a skincare product or skincare brand?

I look for products and brands that are “clean” and when possibly use sustainably harvested ingredients. Ingredients are the first thing I look at when investigating a product or brand.


What is the best part of having a skincare routine for you?

The best part of having a skincare routine is that it forces me to slow down and take time for myself. I think having a skincare routine not only offers advantages of taking better care of your skin, but it also gives space for you to deepen your relationship with yourself and others. I discuss skincare products with many of my friends and family and it is a fun way we stay connected.


Check back in each week for a new feature all month long. In case you missed the first installment of this series, click here to meet Natty in Part I, check out Part II with Taleaha, or jump to Part III with Julissa here


Throughout the month of June 2020, Apoterra Skincare will donate 1% of all sales to the Transgender Law Center (TLC).  TLC changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. TLC is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

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