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!
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 [...]
Pebbelz is King/Smooth/XXL/Booty mag alumni, right? She lied, for years, about having injections...
Autopsy of Latina "Queen of Radio" shows she suffered from complications with implants for decades.
A teen begs me to help her to lose weight...but is it for the wrong reasons?
She ordered a chemical from Brazil, only for her body to reject it and develop "red nodules" and pus. The substance was tested and found to be low-grade GLASS.
What does your relationship with Barbie look like?
A few quick words on my essay about Vogue's Era of the Big Booty article, and erasure of black women's contributions to beauty at large.
Revisiting the idea of "dating while overweight," and what I learned from the debate that ensued.
After writing so much about retouched pics of women, let's talk about surgery...
"What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul."
Demystifying the "thigh gap," and what you need to know about this disturbing new trend.
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. [...]
Today, you will look at this botched photoshop job...and laugh. Heartily.
"‘Maybe your grades will get you somewhere one day, because your looks sure won’t.’ That was probably the best motivation I could have had.”
"...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."
What if you swapped your hair with your body in your list of priorities? This wouldn't even be an issue then, would it?
"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."
Why is it that the plus sized community keeps getting "shelved?"
"That's something that unpretty women invented to justify themselves."
Do you believe that photoshopping a photo either adds to it or diminishes its appeal?