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Stop Telling Me I'm 'Pretty For A Black Girl'

Aleichia Williams | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women
Aleichia Williams

The suggestion that black women aren't pretty strikes me as odd, especially coming from a culture where women go through lengths to make their skin tanner, their butts larger and their lips fuller. I learned as an adult and in my college life that being black often made me desirable as an exotic sexual being.

10 Rules That Badass Babes Live By

Pamela Madsen | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Pamela Madsen

Rule #1 You Don't Have to Know the Road Map Frankly, I can't read maps. Perhaps that's a good thing. I'm living proof that you don't have to be rea...

"I Was Ugly, Cute, and Ugly Again"

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

To me, however, from the next generation, it seemed so sad that how appearances and their struggles with authority plagued them so much. Their high school years just seemed to be extended into their college years.

What Beauty Means To Black Women In Different Countries

The Huffington Post | Shonitria Anthony | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices

Beauty isn't only defined by superficial means and can take on different interpretations from person to person. “Pretty” is a documentary-series w...

Yes, I'm Pretty, And I'm Traveling Alone

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 11.27.2016 | Women
Alyssa Ramos

If I wear makeup, if I wear anything that shows skin, if I wear leggings -- or God forbid, if I wear a bikini -- I always get the most opinionated stares from people assuming I'm looking for my next customer to pick up.

Make Sure There Is Sunshine in Your Word Cloud

Mary Buchan | Posted 07.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Today I'm hoping that you, too, can see all that is right and wonderful about yourself, and that you can choose the words you think and say accordingly. With love. Build a beautiful word cloud. I promise it will help to build an even more beautiful you.

Is 'Pretty' A Bad Word?

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Leslie Kendall Dye

My mother told me I was pretty all my life because she never would have thought otherwise. She didn't insist I was pretty because she was obsessed with looks. She insisted because I was her daughter.

The Downside To Being A 'Pretty Girl'

Ravishly | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women

Before the age of 14, I was offered cunnilingus from strangers, followed for blocks and called every form of "slut" one can imagine.

Exposed By My Children For What I Really Look Like

Bridgette White | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Bridgette White

My default mode is to see and focus on my flaws and imperfections. I'm starting to see a bit more.

This Site Will Tell You If You're Pretty Or Not

Barstool Sports | Posted 04.30.2014 | Weird News

They say beauty is all about symmetrical angles and lines and shit right? Well heres your your chance to see how you stack up....

Pretty Is, Well, Pretty Important to Me

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.06.2013 | Style
Kristen Houghton

Somewhere along the road to adulthood I discovered what being pretty could accomplish for me and I used it to my advantage. I found out that, no matter how much effort had to go into achieving it, I liked being pretty and better yet, thought of as pretty. It worked well for me.

Pretty Is a Set of Skills

Emily Armstrong | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Emily Armstrong

Pretty is artifice. Pretty is a construct, and a social construct at that. Pretty can be fun to do, to learn, to practice, to hone; but pretty can also be damaging.

The Difference Between Being Pretty and Beautiful

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Women
Te-Erika Patterson

You can be as ugly as Medusa and still achieve your life goals. You don't have to be pretty to be beautiful.