“She wins who calls herself beautiful and challenges the world to change to truly see her.” - Naomi Wolf
You Will Never Be Pretty Enough
On March 9, 1959, the Barbie doll was first introduced into the American market. Barbie was modelled after the German “Bild Lilli” doll, a racy figurine designated as the epitome of female beauty and often found at bachelor parties and in tobacco shops.
I Loved Gaining Weight — Until I Ventured Out of Quarantine
The moment the first lockdown happened, I quickly started gaining weight. Lots of take-out, the lack of exercise in a global pandemic, and living in a bubble of happiness with my newfound love all contributed to the change my body was going through.
How to Apply Eyeshadow
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The Truth Behind 'I Only Wear Makeup for Myself'
Many women insist they only wear makeup for themselves. 'Because it's fun.' 'It's a form of self-expression or even art.'
Sometimes I write to share my point of view. Others I post to share lessons learned. Still others are to explore a struggle.
I'm Turning into a Hag, and I'm Loving It
I am not a young woman anymore. There. I said it. I’m starting to get wrinkles around my eyes, I get the odd gray hair every now and then, and my boobs just aren’t the same anymore. And I have a stiff black hair growing out of my chin that returns no matter how diligent I am about plucking it. The fact is, I’m not an old woman, but I’m getting there. Quickly. Whether I like it or not.
Finding Strength in the Sparkliest of Places
The lights quickly dimmed. Our glamourous drag queen host strutted through the center aisle "You know I could talk about myself all night, but I think you came here for a different kind of reveal!?" The theater filled with cheers along with mine; 23 years old, and pretty tipsy for both my Bachelorette party and my first burlesque show. I raised my glass to my best friend next to me, neither of us wise to what a wild journey this show would lead to.
What is Beauty?
What Is Beauty? Everyday we are exposed to imagery, and ideology. Even at the moments that we are not trying to we are steadily exposed to the idea of what beauty should be.
Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Changed Beauty Standards for Women?
While no one knows exactly what the world will look like once the coronavirus pandemic is truly over, we are seeing some major clues. There has been obvious change in the advancement of health sciences and vaccine advancements, big technology that allows many to work from home, and in online education and learning models. However, there have also been many, perhaps more subtle changes, in the ways we interact socially with one another.
I've Never Hated The Way I Look More Than I Do Now
I've never liked the way I look. I just didn't look like the other girls at school. I didn't have dimples like they did, I didn't have eyelashes that caught the sunlight, I didn't have a smile worth being seen. I still don't. They had mighty confidence, grace, radiance. I had a mighty forehead. I still do.
The Unique and Beautiful Style of the Victorian Women
I, myself would be pleased to see the styles of the Victorian era to return. There are many aspects of this era which appeal to me, beyond their appearance. They had certain ideals and morals which influenced their unique style. I feel these are important attributes and unfortunately, were lost as the years progressed. The Victorians were, indeed, ahead of their time.
In Another's Skin
Her heart faltered. Her breath hitched in her throat, searing. Her ears rung painfully with those snidely whispered words, forcing tears to prick at the corners of her eyes.