This month we focus on beauty as a theme, and a good question to ask is ‘what is beauty?’ and ‘what is beautiful?’

There are too many myths and misconceptions about what is truly beautiful because in fact, isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder? Therefore highly subjective? So screw the world’s current definition of beauty because, you are beauty.

The songs in this playlist are a huge middle finger to anyone that tries to define beauty using a single stereotype – whether it’s corporations calling natural hair and locs ‘unprofessional’ or mainstream brands shying away from darker skin, wider noses or fuller lips and curvier frames etc. Either way, none of that matters because all are beautiful to us.

Here are 17 tracks that talk about beauty, remind you how beautiful you are and encourage you to embrace your inner beauty.

Tracklist:

Lauryn Hill – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

India Arie – I Am Not My Hair

Beyoncé – Flawless

India Arie – Video

TLC – Unpretty

Mali Music – Beautiful

John Mayer – Your Body Is A Wonderland

John Legend – You & I (Nobody In The World)

Mariah Carey – #Beautiful

Labrinth – Beneath Your Beautiful

James Blunt – You’re Beautiful

Prince – The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful

Beyoncé – Pretty Hurts

P!nk – Perfect

Christina Aguilera – Beautiful