The idea of beauty has shaped Joanna Jepson‘s life and ministry. Born with a jaw defect she was mercilessly bullied through her childhood and into adulthood. But after successful surgery she then had to figure out how her internal self related to her new external self. She then went on to issue a legal challenge against the late abortion of a foetus with a cleft lip and palate. And later she became a chaplain to the London College of Fashion. So we asked Joanna to tell us what she’s learnt about the true meaning of beauty.


Image by Alex Baker. Used with permission.

For more about Joanna, check out her website, and have a read of her honest, heartbreaking and hopeful autobiography A Lot Like Eve: Fashion, Faith and Fig-Leaves.

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One comment on “Joanna Jepson – Searching for Beauty (N106)

  1. The World has become similar to Heinrich Himmler & Hitler’s ideal of what the world should look like, “Kill everything that doesn’t fit my (Himmler and Hitler’s) perfect ideal reference frame of what’s good.” Thus the reason we pray “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:13 KJV). We ask to be delivered from thinking we know better than the Almighty Creator’s design, thinking we can do better.

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