Girls need to start viewing themselves as more than their bodies. Beauty is more than outer appearance, and it's about time women banded together to knock down the image of perfection society has given us.
Stress and anxiety are bad -- for both you and your growing baby. Your kid is super lucky to have a conscientious momma, but don't turn a good thing into a negative one by bugging out about how toxic your shampoo is (easier said than done, I know).
I am afraid of the way I look being the only information that registers about me. It makes me feel flat as a piece of paper, like I can be torn up and then flutter away.
Allure's highlighting of Saldana's weight reduces this talented performer to a one-dimensional image, reinforcing the strange and fraught relationship women (and men) have with one of the most reviled twentieth-century innovations: the bathroom scale.
Two women that for years have been portrayed by the media as the "American Woman's Dream" are now facing scrutiny because of their weights, their pregnancy weights. Amazing. So what exactly does it mean to be too fat and or too skinny in today's society?
Clitoraid, an organization that has devoted six years to humanitarian work such as repairing clitorises that have been harmed by genital mutilation, is happy to announce, its "first annual International Clitoris Awareness Week, May 6 to May 12."
After years of controversial rhetoric on the reasons women get their body hair removed, the conversation is now shifting for men, who are increasingly expressing a desire for cleaner and less time-consuming methods for body hair maintenance like their female counterparts.
With so many cute vintage glass jars and vessels available these days at flea markets and craft stores, it's easy to create the perfect eco-chic gift made with love.
"Michael thinks you're already beautiful, and he worries about you when you have surgery. Have you ever thought, Gosh, this isn't worth it?"
You read a lot about 'can't live without products' in the beauty world, but honestly, there's nothing I couldn't do without. I might scare small children (and myself when going to the loo in the middle of the night) but my world wouldn't grind to a halt if I didn't have my make-up bag.
In our world, it's not just models who are expected to rip off their clothes and expose themselves to the gaze of everyone within eyeshot. It's all of us -- even those of us who are, well, not quite lottery winners.
Women are often worried about how they look and that's not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.
Like Russell, I am one of those who benefited from the genetic lottery; first as a professional dancer and then as a Wilhelmina model. For both, I relied on the fortune of good genes. Like Russell, I felt ambivalent about "cashing out" on being "a pretty white girl," but it's what I did.
It's easy to laugh at beauty customs as being ridiculous or backwards when you're an outsider, but when you're on the inside few things can seem more important. And we're all on the inside to some extent.
I cannot tell you how many times I have passed by one of your magnificent fashion clubs -- the seizure-inducing bass thumping, the lighting dimmed just so (what would you call that? Disco lighting? Marvelous!), the stifling scent of the latest Diddy fragrance coiling around shoppers.
Fad beauty can be everything from Rubenesque voluptuousness to elongated necks. It can include tattooed eyelids or lotus feet. What is overlooked is that fad beauty is often created by masochists who establish control over others by making them believe that they are never enough.