women and beauty
A photographer traveled the world to ask women how they define "beautiful."
"Please know that nobody wakes up like this. Not me. Not any other actress."
The music video makes a powerful statement about acceptance and love.
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano's new book explores the big questions about beauty.
The actresses were the subject of much scrutiny and criticism, mostly around their physical appearance. The people doing the bashing? Women. All women
Last weekend I went on a date with someone new. As I was getting ready, I stared in the bathroom mirror while brushing my teeth, and sighed when I noticed my roots: a quarter-inch of silvery-gray seemed to have sprung up overnight and now bordered my dark brown tresses.
Accepting our aging is an act of love towards ourselves; an act of grace, generosity and freedom to the people we care about; and a welcome offering of humility to the world.
I am blessed to be friends with some amazing and strikingly beautiful women. I go out with them and I feel the notion from men that I am simply an obstacle to keep distracted while they hit on my more attractive counterparts. So I've accepted it.
At the pastry counter, I peered in the glass, wondering: bagel or danish? The woman helping me said, "Your hair is so beautiful! I love the way the gray is coming in!"
Am I pretty? I remember the first time one of my twin daughters asked me this question, dressed in pink, blonde curls unruly, chubby child feet with painted toes, staring in the mirror, looking through her reflected self to me.