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I'm Not Gonna Tell You You're Beautiful
Author, 'The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful and Practical Gu...
Beautiful was a word that I'd heard so many times -- flung from girl to girl in some shallow exchange of words that was rarely ever meant -- that it lost all meaning to me. Beautiful is a bound-up, broken word in a culture that matches it against thigh sizes and blemish-free skin.
Instagram Censored This Woman's Body
Petra Collins' Instagram account was deleted after she posted a photo of her unshaven bikini line.
Why Instagram Censored My Body
Artist, photographer, writer
Pretty Is a Set of Skills
Artist; Blogger at Bitchtopia.com
Pretty is artifice. Pretty is a construct, and a social construct at that. Pretty can be fun to do, to learn, to practice, to hone; but pretty can also be damaging.
Confessions of a Perfectionist
Mommy Advocate and Founder, Life Balance Community
I spent many years living in the shadow of the perfect woman. When we put energy into being what we're not, we often lose precious people and moments along the way. Moments we can never get back -- and sometimes relationships that can't be mended.
Ending the Myth
Supermodel, Actress, Author, 'Beauty, Disrupted'
Motherhood has brought me many insights, but the perspective it granted me on the role I inadvertently played in young women's lives during my time in the modeling industry was downright sobering.
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