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Why Marilyn's dress should've never been taken out of Ripley's.
This may be a shocking article to some; Especially in a world where people practically worship the Kardashians like gods- As if they’re some miracle, People truly worth idolization. Honestly, This article won’t be a hit piece on the Kardashian dynasty; This is simply about why not only Kim Kardashian shouldn’t have worn Marilyn’s dress but why that dress should have never left Ripley's ‘believe it or not’.
The Problems with Self-Objectification
I sometimes felt ugly when a few males would make fun of me or not like me. To alleviate these feelings, I tried to change my dress or mannerisms. I objectified my body and felt self-conscious. I noticed other girls did the same, and that stays the same today. Today I know males feel this way too.
Unbelievable Things Strangers Have Admitted To Me Working As a Bartender
With over a decade in the service industry, I have clocked hours in many different types of hospitality. Bars, family joints, golf courses, a retirement home, Chuck E Cheese’s (I wish I was kidding), and as different as each of these establishments were, they all had one thing in common.
- Second Place in The Remarkably Real Challenge
The Girl of 1,000 looks "Well if it isn't the girl of 1,000 looks," he'd announce with amusement. This greeting came at the start of every shift, as I strutted into the bar sporting a new hairstyle. While 1,000 looks was considerably generous, I was no stranger to the overnight walla-magic of my Black hair. Faux locs, platinum gray knotless braids, Peruvian curly or body wave, I rocked them all.
Cosmetics and Beauty Lovers
Beauty. What a word. Be Yourself, they tell us. Then why do I need make-up? What a dilemma? Animals don't smoke, drink alcohol, or wear make-up, so why should I? Animals are beautiful just being whatever God made them to be? Lassie and Flipper didn't wear make-up, why should I? You don't have to, but that doesn't mean that those who choose to wear make-up are "evil" or "unnatural" or "faithless".
For Fear Of Beauty
Beauty as a social standard is filled with lies and impossible goals that drive woman of all ages, both young and old, to pursue perfection. This creates insecurities, phobias, and often disorders in women and girls such anxiety and depression. Many young women develop eating disorders that are unhealthy and destructive. However, this is nothing new. It is a lie that women have been up against since biblical times. In the book of Esther, we see that “skin deep” beauty was prized by those in powerful positions even in 400 BC Persia. Though the beauty that is marketed has no lasting value, it comes at a great cost to the women who strive to achieve it.
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What I talk about when I talk about Love Island
As soon as Season 7 of Love Island starts rolling, it is immediately clear what we have been missing. It’s not the set pieces of contestants with benign smiles, unspeaking strolling away from their scene in a sort of reality-show rapture to fame and fortune just beyond the camera.
The Gen Z Effect: 6 Ways Generation Z is Changing the Beauty Industry Forever
As Gen Z grows up and becomes more financially independent, industries are starting to pay more attention to what makes the younger generation try a new product, put faith in a brand, and ultimately spend their money continuously on said bran.
How The Use Of Cosmetics In Popular Culture Effect Our Daily Life
From the beginning of humankind, cosmetics have been widely used for many purposes. From a sociological perspective, cosmetic use reveals deep symbolism and external manipulation issues.
Dear Colourpop, Please Collab With These Brands...
Colourpop recently announced a collab with Lizzie McGuire, and while I currently have no plans to pick it up, I confess that it is an interesting concept. I’ve considered picking up a few of their prior collaborations but have never actually gone through with any of those purchases. So, what franchise collab would end up in my cart?
Becoming a Podcaster
Starting a podcast was a vision that I created in my mind ever since I started listening to various podcast shows. My favorite type of show is true-crime. I've always had an interest in true crime and the elements of the stories told. Maybe, it is because of my 30 years of experience working in the criminal justice system, or maybe it is my forensic psychology background in studying the criminal mind. But then, I have another type of interest; hair I love talking about African-American hair. I love buying hair products and experimenting with my hair. The black hair industry is a billion to trillion dollar industry with many products that are manufactured for us to purchase. Each product attempts to convince us that whatever ingredients that are in the product will help to moisturize, soften or promote growth in our hair. So of course, I tried all type of products to challenge their claims. My hair was essentially like a laboratory, where I would experiment with this style, that product, this treatment, that conditioning, etc., with some positive results and some negative. I'd figured if I'm a hair product "junkie"; addicted to buying different hair products, there must be others out here who are the same.