This issue's featured photo
I first encountered this painted lady butterfly while enjoying a walk in a butterfly garden with my mother. Many butterflies were flying about, but this one with part of her wing torn off caught my eye. A lot of the time we may feel broken, mentally or physically. We feel like we aren’t good enough according to societal standards. The butterfly reminded me that despite our imperfections, there’s beauty in all of us, both internal and external. Even though she had a broken wing, she still looked gorgeous and still flew, just like all the other butterflies in the garden that day. We as humans also have imperfections, but we can look past that, know our worth and continue to fly through our lives.
—Cariene Powell, San Antonio, Texas / Featured in the Summer 2021 issue
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