What does beauty mean to you?
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What does beauty mean to you?

CNN is exploring the true meaning of beauty –- from the media’s definition to body image misperceptions to the way our brains are hardwired to like symmetrical things.


What does being beautiful mean to you? We will partner willing participants across the globe and ask them to talk about how they define beauty in their culture. The resulting conversations will appear on CNN.com.


Please submit a photo of yourself (no professional photographs, please) and answer the following questions in your iReport:


What is your biggest insecurity?

What do you love about your body?

How do you appreciate beauty in other people?


The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 24.


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