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

Meg Smitha month 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...
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 Christensen2 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...
Melissa Rose2 months ago
3 Simple Ways to Stop Hating Yourself
Having struggled with depression for the majority of my life, hating myself is kind of engrained in my psyche. It feels like I've been doing it forever. I can remember all the parts of myself that I'v...
Kimm Smith2 months ago
A Nappy Headed Girl in a Lace-Front World
Me, black and nappy, and it's all I ever wanted to be was happy to be my natural self. Oh believe me I've been through all the relaxers, and every kind of chemical that would make me resemble that bla...
Meikan Dahl2 months ago
Growing Up with Freckles
My story starts off when I was around 8 years old. I didn't have a single freckle and was as fresh faced as a baby. My grandmother was the only person in my family to have a large quantity of freckles...
Adriana Jurado2 months ago
When Is Makeup Sexist?
I woke up this morning feeling today would be a makeup-free day. Days like these are not unusual for me, since I usually see makeup as an unnecessary task or a painfully boring chore with mediocre res...
6 Reasons Why Cutting Off All My Hair Made Me Happier
Almost four years ago, I marched into my local hair salon armed with a sense of reckless confidence. I sat down and resolutely asked the stylist to cut off all my hair – clicking through a slideshow o...
Jasmine H3 months ago
Cookie Cutters
Since I was young, I’ve always struggled with my self image. I hid behind various aliases depending on who I was with and what group I wanted to fit in with. My choices and my actions were heavily inf...
Emily Grace Gill3 months ago
I cut my hair off in July. Gone, gone, gone; officially bald. Since then, a few things have changed. Most have stayed the same. The following are the most notable examples.
Andrew Smith3 months ago
This one is for the people who struggle with how they view themselves on the outside. I'm no Channing Tatum. In fact I have a hard time with regulating my weight, I'm starting to need glasses and you ...
Kendra Wheeler3 months ago
How Instagram Improved My Confidence
In April 2017, I finished my third year of university and returned to my hometown in search of a summer job. Not only did I find three jobs, I also found my new hobby: Instagram. Now, some might think...
Mishka Upchurch3 months ago
Feeling Unpretty
At 25-years old, I didn't think that this would be how I would live my life. A mom of 3, married, and still unhappy. How do you describe unhappiness when you have everything you had wished for, withou...
Beki Keraly3 months ago
8 Things to Consider Before Committing to a Vivid Hair Color!
This is a list of 8 things to consider before committing to a vivid hair color.
Aleksie Alvarado3 months ago
Skincare Routine
I have always been a skincare junkie, mostly because I have had terrible skin growing up. I have tried everything under the sun to get rid of my pesky acne. From over-the-counter meds, online dermatol...
New Semester, New Wardrobe!
As a new semester approaches you find yourself looking at your closet and wondering what's appropriate from your summer clothes, yet what's presentable for the classy lady you are. The first week is w...
Andie Colombel4 months ago
The Elaborate Odyssey of Black Hair
A few days ago, I recorded Chris Rock’s documentary Good Hair on BET. It was a fascinating piece that covered the science behind African-American hair care products, the cultural implications behind w...