Joni Combe

I’m going Makefree!

This May I’m going makeup free to raise money for the Human Kind Project, educating and empowering women and transforming lives and communities around the world.

For a month I'm going to stop editing myself.  No attempts to rub out the dark circles under my eyes with concealer, cover up my freckles with powder and smother my eyelashes with mascara. No paint on my lips or artificial colour on my cheeks. No futile attempts to magically erase the wrinkles from my 46 year old face, in the hope that I might look 40.

As women in the western world, we are constantly told that we need to look a certain way to be successful, beautiful, popular and happy. The message is everywhere - in advertising, TV, magazines, social media, work, even from friends and family. In essence we are told that we aren't good enough just the way we are - we need hair products, beauty products, 17 different skin creams, constant waxing, an exercise app, a diet app and so it goes on....it's exhausting and no wonder that so many women have poor self-esteem related to body image.

Personally, I find that trying to look like an airbrushed version of myself tiring, time consuming and expensive. Sooo, in May, I'm going to use this energy, time and money to focus on the empowerment programs I'm delivering and continuing to develop for girls and young women.  One of the key messages in my programs, is to love the skin you're in, focus on inner beauty and embrace your own unique strengths. 

Being involved in Makefree May doesn't mean I don't love dressing up and slapping on some red lippie for a night out with the girls - it's fun! But I want to get the facepaint out when I actually feel like it, not because I think I'll feel crap about myself if I don't.  

I'd love your support so we can empower women everywhere! So please donate if you can and share the message with your community.

Joni xx 

 

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$500

Anonymous

Proud to support someone trying to make a difference

$342

Friday Nights Drinks Fundraiser

$52

Fiona Steffensen

Proud of you Joni! Such a great cause for which to raise funds and awareness

$52

Physio Pilates Proactive

Well done HS!! I salute you as I go grey in May! Writhe around in your mascara and foundation on Saturday!!!

$52

Susan Conterno

Great job Joni, beautiful inside and out Love Susan x

$52

Lisa Parsons

$50

Terese Papps

$26

Cassie

$26

Anonymous

$26

Sue Scott

If I didn't have to go to work each day and risk frightening the children I would join you. Hope this donation helps make a difference. Good on you Joni. (BTW: you look lovely without)

$26

Karyn Wilson

$26

Tracey Walker

$26

Happy Harmers

You are such an inspiration J xx

$26

Nikki Skinner

Awesome work Joni. Very inspiring x

$26

Maria Petrakis

$26

Mim Sarre

Amazing cause Joni! Love your generous spirit xxx

$26

Georgia Brass

Brave, beautiful, and beyond generous!

$26

Chris Yelland

$26

Healthy Inspirations Frewville

$26

Alicia Tsogas

Such a great initiative and important work, Joni. Well done and Congratulations! Alicia xx

$25

Joni Combe

$25

Anonymous

$25

Carol

$25

Alice Combe

$25

Emma Styles

$25

Kylie Good

$25

Michelle Hammond

Great role model for your girl power girls ❤️

$25

Shelley Hanpton

$25

Michelle Byrne

$25

Olivia Trussell

Amazing job Joni xx

$25

Cate Eaton

$25

Amanda Schroeter

Well done Joni.