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

Riley Pearce16 days ago
Being a Female Personal Trainer Will Never Be Fulfilling
For the past 18 months I have been working as a personal trainer in a boutique studio. I remember the day I started back in October of 2017. I was excited, motivated, and ready to change the lives of ...
Mariah Dunna month ago
Loving Your True Self
Learning to Love My Naturally, Curly Hair
Emily Wilsona month ago
5 Ways to Raise Your Beauty Self-Esteem
It is a well-known fact that each individual has self-esteem. One of the key things in life which help us make better choices and which give us the courage to be our own true selves is having healthy ...
Brittani Ridera month ago
"You're ugly. You'll never be good enough." Did reading that make you flinch? If not, that's good to hear, but if so, it's okay as well. I'm sure we all can relate on not always feeling or looking our...
Bad Bitcha month ago
Beauty Standards
Why is our appearance so important? Why is the size of the jeans you are wearing the only thing that matters? The judgement of others has become crucial to us. The most important thing is to look good...
Tierra Hess2 months ago
Trying to Learn to Love Me Again
As a child, I was always care-free and never cared about what others thought and loved myself the way I was. I did what made little Tierra happy at the time. Then, I got older and started learning abo...
Doubt and Insecurity and Back-handed Compliments... That's What Some Little Black Girls Are Being Made Of
My nose got pinched more as a child than my cheeks did. Minus those obligatory Sunday mornings at my church home Franklin St. Johns, that is. And when someone wasn’t pinching my nose they were instruc...
Holly Lea2 months ago
The Story of My Hair
I had shaved my head last spring. Many asked, “Did you have a Britney Spears moment?” “Why would you cut it all off?” My answer, “Because I have always wanted to and essentially just said fuck it.” 🤷...
E.A. Forster3 months ago
I won't forget when I was a junior in high school and my anatomy teacher started to rant about how hair is dead and it's absurd we assign such significance to a part of our body that is literally dead...
Rebe Behr3 months ago
Inside and Out
The most infamous line in The Devil Wears Prada: “Yes, that's true. That's really what this multibillion-dollar industry is all about anyway, isn't it? Inner beauty.” I hear the sarcasm in his voice b...
Sabrina Oneale3 months ago
Loving Yourself and Ignoring the Rest
“Danggg, that woman is beautiful. Almond eyes that don’t even need eyeliner, thick thighs that save lives, a quirky laugh that only makes you laugh more, and oh, wow, don’t get me started on the booty...
Morgan H4 months ago
I don't remember when it happened, but I remember the shift in myself; everything got a little happier, a little brighter, a little better. As long as I can remember, I was self conscious of my body. ...
Kelly Hawkins4 months ago
How I Learned to Harness the Power of Intention Through Burlesque
It's been a little more than one year since I embarked on my burlesque journey. What began as a casual Wednesday night workout has blossomed into an intensive training opportunity with an expanding co...
Sara Zacchero4 months ago
How Cutting My Hair Off Set Me Free
"I'm just not attracted to girls with short hair." This is something that my (now ex) boyfriend said to me during an argument once. I'd just caught him cheating on me and that was his apparent excuse ...
Kayla S4 months ago
Black Women Aren't Allowed to Have Bad Hair Days, so I Wore a Hijab to Work
My senior year of college, I had a breathtakingly beautiful roommate from Syria. She had soft olive skin, a great physique, and outrageously long eyelashes. She also had a beautiful head of hair, but ...
Makayla Richards5 months ago
Loving Yourself Isn’t as Easy as They Say It Is
Park Nicollet released a report with some staggering statistics about body image in young women including: 53 percent of 13-year-old American girls are unhappy with their bodies. This number grows to ...
Naima Elmi6 months ago
What is beauty, what does it really mean to be beautiful? The media has been bombarding us with its own definition of what beauty is for a long time. Social media has been both an advantage and disadv...
Cheryl Lynn6 months ago
Is It My Body?
I am an introvert, keeping to myself and avoiding confrontation. Yet, no matter how hard I try to blend in with the crowd or fade into the background, others always have something to say about my appe...