Every so often, it’s important to re-evaluate the “standard” for beauty when it comes to women of color and how it affects us every day. Are our standards healthy? Are they beneficial to young women? Let’s talk!
We tell women it is important to be beautiful, and being beautiful requires fair skin. Shouldn’t we expect women to go to great lengths to become beautiful?
Your waist trainer causes UTIs, incontinence, temporary heart failure, indigestion, high blood pressure, nerve damage, and more. Read how inside.
Stop doing this. Stop your loved ones from doing this. Staple them to a seat and force them to stay there, for all I care.
I'm going to avoid taking the natural bait of "why would a little boy be calling a little girl who, ostensibly, looks like him... 'ugly?'" I mean, I'm going to try. Miss Cici A beautiful little girl was caught on camera with her Mommy having a discussion about how her day went at [...]
My questions and thoughts on colorism, inspired by the recent chatter surrounding the recently-released documentary, Light Girls.
Woman injected with chemicals that made her body rot from the inside out; my thoughts on when enough will be enough.
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...
A teen begs me to help her to lose weight...but is it for the wrong reasons?
Not even the Playboy girls are naturally "perfect."
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."
"...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?