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!

28 01, 2014

‘Cause Your Good Hair Is More Important Than Your Health?

By | January 28th, 2014|Beauty, Black Hair, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|46 Comments

To my knowledge Chris Rock's movie, Good Hair, doesn't have a fitness element to it, no. Although I did catch a clip of Raven-Symone (I think?) saying that our hair prevents us from "doing certain things," I'm not sure if the topic will be in there. I've asked a couple of people who have seen [...]

23 12, 2013

The Beauty Shop: How Does Your Job and Dating Life Affect How You Wear Your Hair?

By | December 23rd, 2013|Beauty, Black Hair, Body Image|8 Comments

"Beauty is pain," but "beauty isn't sweat." Women are supposed to sit still and be pretty, like trophies, or porcelain dolls or something.

16 12, 2013

Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” Video Criticizes and Challenges Diet and Beauty Culture

By | December 16th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image|13 Comments

A more in-depth discussion of Beyonce's newest videos, "Pretty Hurts."

3 12, 2013

The Beauty Shop: Let’s Start Talking About Our Hair

By | December 3rd, 2013|Beauty, Standards of Black Beauty|17 Comments

Welcome to the BGG2WL beauty shop! We'll be talking hair, body image, beauty standards, and how it all affects health and fitness!

12 11, 2013

Two-Time Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Says “Stop Talking About” Her Hair

By | November 12th, 2013|Beauty, Black Hair, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|20 Comments

''Nothing is going to change,'' she said. ''I'm going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.''

7 11, 2013

On Badu and Our Bodies: Are We Comfortable In Our Own Skin?

By | November 7th, 2013|Beauty, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty, The Op-Eds|17 Comments

I had my moment of analyzing Erykah Badu's latest video, and then - like most things pop culture - I was over it. Until... I just so happened to read Naked & Unashamed, and catch this quote at the end: "People have to be comfortable in their own skin before they can be comfortable with [...]

5 11, 2013

Great Hair or Great Body? Straight Hair and Working Out

By | November 5th, 2013|Beauty, Black Hair, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|56 Comments

There's that looming debate over why women of color are so adamant about having straight hair. Some assumption that it is so thoroughly related to societal definitions of beauty, European standards of attractiveness, and has nothing to do with who we were born to be. Yeah, well makeup, spanx, and high heels have nothing to [...]

5 11, 2013

Sound Off: Share Your Thouhts on #BlackGirlsRock

By | November 5th, 2013|Beauty, Social Construct|6 Comments

What was YOUR favorite part of Black Girls Rock?

1 11, 2013

Why “Inner Beauty” Isn’t Enough

By | November 1st, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|10 Comments

"You know it wasn’t the typical what you see on magazines. You know just having far apart eyes and having different features, you know, high cheek bones and different things you kinda have to grow into. I definitely struggled with that."

28 10, 2013

In Defense of “Beautiful,” and a 7-Year-Old’s Future Afro

By | October 28th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty|26 Comments

You don't think EVERYONE can be beautiful? Here's all the reasons why I disagree.

24 10, 2013

Young Black Boys vs Young Black Girls

By | October 24th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Social Construct|28 Comments

A comparative look at the experiences of black boys in school vs. black girls, and how it affects black women.

7 10, 2013

“It’s Never Easy to Accept That Our Bodies are Fallible and Flawed”

By | October 7th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image|2 Comments

On developing self-love, and giving other people the space to do the same.

24 09, 2013

Looks Like Minnie Mouse Has Lost Weight… Or Something

By | September 24th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image|10 Comments

...because we really needed to see Daisy Duck in Dolce & Gabbana.

29 08, 2013

Fit First Lady Watch: Michelle Obama Inspires Unique Cosmetic Procedure

By | August 29th, 2013|Beauty, Fit Chick Watch|9 Comments

When the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its annual cosmetic surgery stats, one procedure gained popularity - by almost four thousand - percent.

24 06, 2013

Sound Off: Discuss the “Dark Girls” Documentary

By | June 24th, 2013|Beauty, Standards of Black Beauty|17 Comments

Share your thoughts on OWN's "Dark Girls" documentary with the rest of the #bgg2wlarmy!

17 06, 2013

Another Woman Dies From Botched Booty Injections

By | June 17th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|6 Comments

What is it that can be gained from having a big booty....that would make you risk leaving your two children motherless?

14 06, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Reasons To Stop Looking at Magazine Models For Fitness Inspiration

By | June 14th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Friday 5, Standards of Black Beauty|10 Comments

Five reasons why I'ma need y'all to lay off the magazine inspiration stuff.

8 06, 2013

The Onion’s Satirical “Anorexic Woman” Post Rings Truer Than Expected

By | June 8th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image|24 Comments

“The curves of her rib cage, the stunning watery eyes, the patch of shiny scalp peeking through her brittle, thinning hair—she’s basically got the whole package.”

9 05, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Might Possibly Be A Scumbag

By | May 9th, 2013|Beauty, Social Construct|26 Comments

“He doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people,” Lewis said.

22 04, 2013

“Fair Skin Covers One Hundred Faults”

By | April 22nd, 2013|Beauty, Body Image|18 Comments

"My ideal is, of course, to have even, white, luminous and smooth silk, like the egg white of a boiled egg," she replied.