beauty

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

Diane D10 days ago
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
“Competition between women has been made part of the beauty myth so that women will be divided from one another”—Naomi Wolfe, Beauty Myth (p.14). No woman buys the most expensive pair of stilettos to ...
Maricella Floresa month ago
Five Things Every Plus Size Girl Should Know
Highlights of Real Issues We Go Through and Why We Shouldn't Give a F*** and Just Be Plus Size Queens!
Judy Maea month ago
Happily Flat-Chested in This Boobs-Obsessed World
I am a downright flat-chested girl who really has zero blessing in her chest department. You know those kinds of girls who call themselves flat just because they are an A cup? Well, I can’t even remem...
Maura Dudasa month ago
Body Positivity - The Horseshoe Phenomena
So I haven't written anything in awhile even though there's at least four topics waiting to be explored and one is more controversial than the other. However, since this is something other than animal...
Kyrsta Morehouse2 months ago
Show Me How You Burlesque
When the movie Burlesque came out with Cher and Christina Aguilera, I couldn't stop watching. I was transfixed by the music, the flawless makeup, and the glittering costumes. However, I was raised in ...
Lesley Neomi2 months ago
Bea-Utiful
The word "beautiful" is such an amazing adjective, but it's more than a word. It describes many feelings and actions, but it all starts within yourself. When someone calls you beautiful, do you feel t...
Anna Rose2 months ago
Beauty Is in the Definition
Beauty by definition: a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight People always say that true beauty is what's on the inside. But...
Sarah Ahmed3 months ago
Why Are We Obsessed with Being Beautiful?
Ever since I was a little girl, I was taught—directly and indirectly—that women are supposed to be beautiful. Our role models as little girls were beautiful princesses who men sought and loved. They h...
Ren S3 months ago
Dear Body
Dear body, I’m sorry that I’ve spent the last twelve years hating you. I’m sorry that I would beg to be someone else. I would look in the mirror every morning in my adolescence years tearing you apart...
Genesis Ewell4 months ago
I Encourage the Big Chop!
Natural is beautiful. It took me a long while to finally accept my natural hair as beautiful. I was always trying to conform to society's standards of what beautiful was; the black girl with the strai...
'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 Anokye5 months 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 G6 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 Elmi6 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 Fritz6 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 Payne6 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 Tarff6 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 ashlynn6 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...