“Are we actually going through with this?” asked my longtime partner in crime, Kelli Hsu, as we strutted into Santa Monica’s Ancient Adornments piercing shop that we impulsively selected. “Hell yes,” I declared as our restless energy overpowered the store’s mellow environment. I was determined to leave the shop that day with a new piece…
The real issue is not that individuals don’t take care of themselves, but that society does not take care of individuals. The heightened interest in self care is simply a result of this fact.
Whether you have creamy, chai latte skin or rich americano skin, you have dealt with accepting it. However, the darker shades of skin tone usually are not included in the discussion, which leads to a lack of awareness and representation. The documentary “Dark Girls” has helped shed light onto those struggles that are often forgotten.
Instead of pasting a smile on my face like a docile, beautiful woman, I let go of those self-conscious thoughts, choosing to let myself feel the full release of crying, even at the expense of my “prettiness.”
Women of all generations are reclaiming the evolved trade of taking nudes, seizing the opportunity to be proud of their own body and preach, “I love my figure.”
Some people naturally have thigh gaps, which is perfectly fine; it’s not about pinning body types against one another. At the same time, we should not give a ‘thigh gap’ power over what we do or think of ourselves.
Aging shouldn’t be something that women are taught to fear. Women shouldn’t have to feel like their lives are behind them and their desirability has vanished with the first sign of crow’s feet and laugh lines.
Are selfies narcissistic or empowering?
A “too long” neck no longer shocks today’s society. What shock us are Duchess Kate’s wrinkles. While we dust off the Queen’s slightly embellished portrait, we hope that Duchess Kate’s is hidden for 60 years.