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Redefine Your Definition of Beauty

Bri Seeley | Posted 12.01.2016 | Women
Bri Seeley

As women, our self-image is constantly bombarded from every angle. The fashion and media industries tell us constantly about how we're not beautiful e...

Open Letter to Allure, The New York Times and Other "Lamestream" Publications: If You Don't Know, You Better Ask Somebody

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.07.2016 | Media
Ama Yawson

You know the drill. One of you mainstream, aka "lamestream," publications publishes an article or statement perhaps about a "current" topic and diverse readers lash out against you all for cultural insensitivity, cultural appropriation, or general cluelessness.

'Normal Barbie' Is All About The #DoYou Movement

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.06.2015 | Style

Swimsuit season is right around the corner. Regardless of what that means to you, "Normal Barbie" is here to say that all bodies are already bikini re...

7 Ways The Beauty Industry Convinced Women That They Weren't Good Enough

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.23.2016 | Women

Are your biggest "flaws" really just some of the beauty industry's greatest marketing successes?

These Intimate Photos Tell The Truth About Beauty Routines

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.17.2014 | Style

When we look in the mirror every morning, sometimes we find ourselves in a daydream, not totally thinking about what's going on with our faces and hai...

You're Not Pretty Enough': How An Insult Became A Movement

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.28.2013 | Women

Jennifer Tress' first marriage ended after her husband cheated on her because, as he told her, she "wasn't pretty enough." Instead of letting a horrib...

Why Shailene Woodley Doesn't Wear Makeup On The Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women

Want proof that Shailene Woodley is a beacon of hope in young Hollywood? Look no further. In a July 24th interview with Flavorwire, the Golden Glob...

PHOTO: This Looks Familiar...

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women

We’ve all done it before. You catch a glimpse of teasers like “15 Sex Tips That Will Blow His Mind” or “Slim Down Fast For Summer!” on the c...

What's My Body Got to Do With It? Body and Beauty Standards and What Lena Dunham Is Doing for It All

Fariha Roisin | Posted 04.24.2013 | Media
Fariha Roisin

There is no right and wrong beauty, and the sooner we are able to accept that it 'doesn't always fit the mold,' the closer we get to having one hell of a party.

Pretty Funny (Minus the Funny)

Erin Gibson | Posted 04.20.2012 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

What a skill! Calling out the average looks of one woman by insulting the "conventional beauty" of another. It's like a weird competition all women are participating in, where no one really knows the rules and there are no winners and everyone is sad.

BEFORE AND AFTER: Do These Photoshopped Classics Look Good?

Emma Gray | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

It's almost a given that women's bodies will be lightened, tightened and photographically maimed for the sake of "beauty" -- and sales. However, when these "standard practices" are applied to more classic images, they become more obviously disturbing.

Bethlehem, 'Perfection' and Our Birthmark: Why Perfect Is the Enemy of Good!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a new year looms, we might consider abandoning the quest for superficial perfection -- and embrace the pursuit of humbler, but deeper good. The particular advantage of good over perfect is... We could actually get there from here.