As a woman of mixed color, I have been subjected to countless instances of fetishization, ogling and ostracization that have made me feel marginalized and uncomfortable in public spaces. In college, I have learned to grow as a person and embrace my cultural differences from the predominate white society that rules in the United States. … Read moreBlack Hair Culture is Different. Ask About It.
Twitter has taken to countless posts of men claiming women don’t need to wear makeup for their boyfriends or when they go out because their natural beauty is enough. I believe natural beauty is better than caking makeup on your face… — Ronnie Banks (@iamronniebanks) November 27, 2012 Fuck that. I know, I know. These … Read moreMore than a Mask: Makeup to Empower and Express
I’m not beautiful. Maybe you’re not either. Should it matter? This might seem to contradict everything you’ve ever learned about body positivity and self-love. But for me, it’s the only message that ever genuinely helped me appreciate myself for who I am without feeling like I needed to focus on society’s physical beauty standards. It helped … Read moreYou Don’t Have to Be “Beautiful” to Be Beautiful