"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.
While Engman tries not to categorize his work as addressing a singular issue, he's well aware of the importance of adding
"The idea of inspiring a new generation to love themselves, to love their hair, to love their uniqueness, it thrilled me
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.
As if professional women don't have enough to worry about, a new Garnier ad suggests busy moms should feel guilty about their
"Essentially playing both the role of the ethnographer and the ethnographic, forced me to confront an internalized friction
Plus-size model and body-love activist Tess Holliday has a message for anyone who thinks beauty is related to size: #EffYourBeautyStandards