beauty culture

In a decade of researching and writing about faces and lookism, I have learned that lookism (like sexism, racism, transphobia, and ableism), and our role in perpetuating it, is largely taken for granted. We accept it, sometimes benefit from it, but rarely name it or seek to eradicate it.
"Everyone should feel beautiful in their natural skin."
Regardless, it's especially baffling when you consider how advertising has never shied away from a juicy before-and-after
6. Loyal. One of the most important things in any relationship is knowing you can depend on the other person to be on your
The message behind the campaign is an important one: Women (and men) should work to break down gender-based barriers. After
From the '60s onward, the female body became increasingly exposed, and subject to increased scrutiny. Hollywood films created
[h/t Beautiful Decay] "We often forget or oversee that how we actually experience flesh in the everyday, in the mirror, from
Why is it that a woman has such a hard time feeling good in her skin when her skin is stripped bare of potions and lotions and creams, when there is not filter or Photoshop?
There are many ways to kindly and respectfully compliment the way a woman looks. But one descriptor that should be left out