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!
What if you swapped your hair with your body in your list of priorities? This wouldn't even be an issue then, would it?
"She's now a multiple amputee. She says hospitalizations after unlicensed cosmetic procedures led to life-threatening infections...
I make no bones about the fact that I love our First Lady. Did I adore Laura Bush? Yes, but something about Michelle Obama just rocks to me. Maybe it's just her arms. I'm not playing either. She looks like she puts effort - actual effort - into those bad boys! I know that the [...]
For some reason, eating healthy is often brushed off and regarded as a "white people thing..."
"That's something that unpretty women invented to justify themselves."
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 [...]
Stories of booty injections gone horribly wrong.
Welcome to the BGG2WL beauty shop! We'll be talking hair, body image, beauty standards, and how it all affects health and fitness!
''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.''
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 [...]
"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."
Share your thoughts below on the following: Either way a size 0 is nothing to be proud of if you are a black woman, god just did not design our body to naturally be a size 0.
The booty. I know, I know. For some reason, it seems like you can never escape booty talk. "I need to do something with this booty." "My booty is perfect - I don't want exercise to ruin that." Listen for long enough, and you'll eventually hear "I need to get off my booty [...]
Share your thoughts on OWN's "Dark Girls" documentary with the rest of the #bgg2wlarmy!
What is it that can be gained from having a big booty....that would make you risk leaving your two children motherless?
Five reasons why I'ma need y'all to lay off the magazine inspiration stuff.
Lately, First Lady Michelle Obama has been giving lots of interviews in regards to launching her new initiative to address childhood obesity. Needless to say, as a growing fitness lover and parent, this makes me so giddy I could squeal. The plans and changes that could come from focusing on our children... the possibilities are [...]
"When the third injection was finished... he used superglue to seal the poke hole that was made by the needle."