Since I pegged 2011 as "The Year of Authenticity," I thought I should attempt to define what I mean by authenticity, and what I am striving for through this blog and in life:
Authenticity is being able to speak your truth and not being afraid of what other people think when they hear it. Authenticity is acknowledging that clothes can't hide the reality of your body, just as your body can't hide the reality of the spirit dwelling inside of it. Authenticity is being honest about how you feel, and accepting of those feelings. Authenticity is accepting your imperfections and your flaws, and forgiving yourself for those imperfections and flaws.
Authenticity is when you stop pretending to be the person you think everyone wants you to be, and start being the person you truly are.