Beauty

Every woman cares about beauty! Here, we can have heartfelt conversations about beauty as a concept and beauty as in how we tend to ourselves!

15 01, 2015

Dating While Fat And Feminist, And The Nasty Things You Learn When You Lose Weight

By | 2017-07-25T12:53:46+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Beauty, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty|215 Comments

"You wind up making friends with guys who admit their dating preferences freely, knowing that - since you're no longer fat - they won't offend you..."

8 01, 2015

Brazilian ‘Slave to Beauty’ Shows Negative Side Effects of Booty Surgery

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:35+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Beauty, Standards of Black Beauty|3 Comments

Woman injected with chemicals that made her body rot from the inside out; my thoughts on when enough will be enough.

4 12, 2014

My Thoughts on Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:56+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Beauty, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|43 Comments

I tried really hard to leave this topic alone because, quite frankly, I don't think my opinion matters much. This ties into another post that I have coming up behind the "Who's Allowed To Call You Fat?" topic but really... I have no stock in neither her successes nor her failures, so my interest is [...]

22 08, 2014

Quick Quote: “I Remember a Time When I, Too, Felt Unbeautiful”

By | 2017-06-10T11:22:54+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|7 Comments

"What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul."

16 08, 2014

Thigh Gaps: Dangerous Obsession, Healthy Perspective, and Learning (and Loving) Your Hips

By | 2017-06-10T11:23:25+00:00 August 16th, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Did You Know, Exercise 101|32 Comments

Demystifying the "thigh gap," and what you need to know about this disturbing new trend.

6 06, 2014

Your Daughter, Her Weight… And You

By | 2014-06-06T00:28:06+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Beauty|14 Comments

I remember high school. I'd pretty much prefer to forget, honestly. I can say that I enjoyed my years, there. I was entrenched in the music department, lived in the library and was pretty good at staying out of trouble. I was pretty shielded from the traumas of weight that the outside world was facing. [...]

2 05, 2014

“If They Hadn’t Told Me I Was Ugly, I Never Would Have Searched for My Beauty”

By | 2017-06-10T11:24:25+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Quick Quotes, Standards of Black Beauty|7 Comments

"...And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn't have figured out how to be so funny. If they hadn't told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn't tried to break me down, I wouldn't know that I'm unbreakable."

17 04, 2014

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: Straight Hair

By | 2017-06-10T11:24:31+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Beauty, Black Hair, Standards of Black Beauty|65 Comments

What if you swapped your hair with your body in your list of priorities? This wouldn't even be an issue then, would it?

15 04, 2014

How to Give (and Receive) a Compliment

By | 2017-06-10T11:24:32+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Beauty, Body Image|4 Comments

"I can't tell you the number of times I've seen grown women fall into a compliment fest because neither one knew how to take a compliment, or how to deliver one, for that matter. Or - even worse - one person delivers a compliment to another simply because they're hoping the other person will respond in kind with a compliment of their own."

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