I used to believe I was more attractive if I appeared strong, powerful, and direct. I don’t dismiss these qualities, and this side of me, but I am more conscious now of my softer side: the feminine, the gentle, the vulnerable, the surrendering. By opening more to these qualities, I feel like a fuller me, and I have a greater sense of my own beauty. I am more accepting of, and able to hear, compliments. I feel sexier, more empathic, more patient, and more real.