beauty

“She wins who calls herself beautiful and challenges the world to change to truly see her.” - Naomi Wolf

'But Boys Like Long Hair Better' and Why I Don't Care
I remember going to see the movie Tangled when it first came out. Being an avid fairy-tale and Disney lover I was so excited when my step-mother and grandmother took me to see it in theaters. Everyone...
A'Briani Anokyea month ago
Always, Always, Always Cute
I have never received a free ANYTHING from any non-family member man unless my friends got it for me. No one has ever stopped my entire friend group to talk to me, and I have never been asked to dance...
Lana G2 months ago
For the Tomboy
I got my nails done for the first time this week. I was initially debating getting them, knowing that I'm busy, and often not gentle when it comes to handling things. But my boyfriend did not exactly ...
Naima Elmi2 months ago
Too Faced
The media has been pushing their definition of beauty for a long time. They have been bombarding us with images of thin, fair models with straight hair. Lately, there has been a shift in society who h...
Emily Heathcote2 months ago
To the Young Girl with Resting Bitch Face
You’re fine. You’re not doing anything wrong, and there is nothing wrong with you. I know you know this now. It just makes sense, right? You smile when something makes you smile. You smile for picture...
Emily-Rose Payne2 months ago
Is Social Media Changing Our Perception of Beauty?
Since the rise of the Kardashian/Jenner family after the infamous sex tape, cosmetic surgery in the UK has seen a 73 percent referral to images of the Kardashian/Jenner sisters. After Kylie Jenner mad...
Emily Tarff2 months ago
Being Body Positive Is Hard
Loving my body has been incredibly difficult for me over the years. I’ve suffered with eating disorders. I’ve been too fat and too thin. I’ve wanted to gain weight then I’ve wanted to lose it. I’ve wa...
niya ashlynn2 months ago
Masterpiece
Girls, we usually have it all figured out, right? Schedules printed and put to memory, Starbucks cups piping hot every morning, friendships solid, relationships sealed. We fight with our moms and stom...
Wynter Snowe-Gem3 months ago
Body Image and What It Has You Believing...
Here it is... I can't speak for everyone but I know a lot of women and men feel like I do. I have friends and loved ones in the same position. So, I am speaking from my experiences but, of course, thi...
Quinci Spady3 months ago
Why Does My Fro Make You Lose Your Mind?
"God, What happened to your hair? It looks like someone scared the Hell outta ya, or you stuck your finger in a socket. It's ...everywhere!" Yes fro sisters, I hear your teeth grinding from here. This...
Lily Papenfus3 months ago
Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder
Why are some people considered “more attractive than others”? There has been a significant amount of research done on the effect that advertising in the fashion and beauty industry has on women. By cr...
Kat S.3 months ago
The Struggles of Having Terrible Skin
I know, I know. Having terrible skin should be the least of my worries. I mean, there are people STARVING around the world. I know, trust me. I've thought about this. I've wondered why I worry so much...
Nyomi Hysuick4 months ago
Attractiveness
A simple, yet powerful observation... As a current young adult attending university, my self-esteem is a finicky thing that's being reconstructed and re-established as I learn more and more about who ...
Shannon Butler4 months ago
Beauty Pageants: Inspiring or Degrading?
Imagine a six-year-old girl. Perhaps she’s your daughter, or your niece, or even just a stranger. She sits in a chair for hours, getting layers and layers of makeup put on, completely changing how she...
Trashae Bradley5 months ago
Shapeshifter
The Beauty In Being Yourself
Meg S5 months ago
High-School Runaway
Ninth grade had come and gone and I could truly say I was done. I had given up. Nothing seemed to have gone my way for the past two years or so. We often hear stories about teenagers struggling in the...
Elizabeth Johnston6 months ago
What Is Beautiful
Being a young lady in today's generation, I have struggled with this subject for some time. It is not until recently that I have started challenging it. The past few years have been nothing but follow...
Katy Christensen6 months ago
What is Beauty?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; beauty is on the inside, not the outside. Young children grow up hearing these phrases of encouragement throughout their lives. As one grows and matures into adul...