beauty ideals

"A woman can be seeking attention and also make a statement."
Being different simply for the sake of it traps you just as much as forcing yourself to be "normal" for the sake of being "normal." In either scenario it is the opinion of others controlling your choices.
To all the hard-working mamas out there, to the ones that give everything and expect nothing, to the ones that are exhausted from getting up all night, to the ones working multiple jobs to provide for their families, please give yourself permission today to do what you need to do to take care of yourself, because you deserve it. You are pretty enough, you are good enough, and you are enough in who you are, today.
I want to be vocal about my experience in order to encourage others to do the same. The experience is one that needs to be collectively shared so that future generations will one day feel empowered and thus embrace their culture.
Check out the interview with Love Your Curls author Taiye Selasi above. Selasi said the premise for the book is grounded
Experiments like Dr. Solomon's aim to create a visual representation of what beauty means, but instead it just reinforces Eurocentric beauty standards that have long been valued over other traits.
In the wise words of Amy Poehler: "Fighting aging is like the War on Drugs. It's expensive, does more harm than good, and
Mukii explores these concepts and beyond in her enrapturing seven-minute short, which combines layered ethnographic visuals
Holliday has created an Instagram account for #EffYourBeautyStandards, inviting women to share selfies of themselves in the
"Fetching Blemish" runs until February 15 at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS in New York. The other artists on view include Wolfgang Black
The photographs are simultaneously playful and strangely bewitching, as pink eyeshadow and blue liner transform into unexpectedly
My first tackle happened before birth. As my gentle mother looked onto the screen and saw that she was having a girl, my fall was born. In this unfair world, my descent was given life before my first breath awoke me in tears and screams.
My brows furrowed, my mind raced. Are you kidding me? I thought. Are you really setting the bar that low?
Dance training isn't always associated with body positivity, but it does show you a lot of ways to understand and appreciate your body that are unrelated to looks.
Addiction and eating disorder recovery site worked with digital marketing agency Fractl on a project looking at
Maybe she's born with it ... maybe she stuck her head in a bucket of lard. In the 18th century women often sported enormous
"True perfection, it seemed to me, had to be effortless," an editor remembers.
New York City can ruin your day when you're a semi-decent looking 20-something, hoping for a little respect on a friendless subway ride.