Authentic Beauty

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"Everyone should feel beautiful in their natural skin."
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Now when I see someone else with large or noticeable scars, I think about his or her spirit. I think about how he or she experienced something that was difficult or even traumatic, and survived and is now flourishing. To me, that's the most attractive quality any person can possibly possess -- unfailing optimism, power, courage, strength of mind. To me, a scar is a beauty mark.
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We've seen what Barbie would look like if she were modeled after the average 19-year-old woman. (Spoiler alert: a Barbie doll's body proportions are completely unrealistic.) But what would she look like with no makeup on?
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This isn't the first time someone has drawn up a more "natural" Barbie -- in April this year, a design from Eddi Aguirre
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“Mask of Perfection” will be available as editions and single prints by Adamson Gallery in Washington, DC and Amstel Gallery
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Dove recruited seven women of different ages and backgrounds and had FBI-trained forensic artist Gil Zamora create composite
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My 3-year-old nephew called me fake. He was right. Everything from my hair extensions, eyelash extensions, colored-in eyebrows and acrylic nails were all fake.
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I silently bartered for pretty, and it never occurred to me that maybe someone walking past me wished they had mine.
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Rather than fighting the aging process, more women seem to be coming to terms with it. They are redefining what it means to be beautiful -- at age 50, 60 and beyond -- and are wearing that new definition proudly on their faces.
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What if we measured our own success by whether we make life better or more difficult for all types of women, everywhere?
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Together we are recognizing the negative impact that unrealistic beauty has on body image and self-esteem -- and together we are finally saying, "we have had enough."
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With over 300,000 related check-ins, one city earned the distinction of the #1 most beauty-obsessed city in the U.S. (scroll
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With apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic, the un-authenticity is right out in the open. Even mundane objects look covetable once they've been filtered through "Nashville," "Toaster," "Earlybird" or "Lo-fi."
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The issue, which Brick doesn't seem to realize, is that being valued -- or devalued -- for your looks alone isn't good for any women of any shape, size or level of conventional attractiveness. By running this piece, Brick and her editor(s) only underscored that point.
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I was a vulnerable, insecure fifteen-year-old when a guy I'll call Marty said, "With your pretty face and hourglass shape, you'd be a knockout if only you lost a little weight."
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If beauty pays, how are women are supposed to cultivate the self-acceptance preached at them from many directions AND excel professionally and financially?
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Some say we get the face we deserve as we age, but I think it's more we get the face of the life we've lived.
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There's an undeniable beauty to youth, sure. There's also an undeniable beauty to maturity.
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If I am not made-up, I can't go anywhere, several have confessed. Truth be told, my students too often surrender from life because of how they feel they look.