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I Can't Wait To Not Be Sexy Anymore

Anastasia Basil | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Anastasia Basil

I've been tweezing, shaving, moisturizing, defrizzing, flat-ironing, bikini-waxing, gym-joining (notice I said gym-joining, not gym-going?) exfoliating and manicuring since 8th grade, all while sleeping on a silk pillowcase to reduce wrinkles. I'm ready to grow a beard and just RELAX.

Don't Tell Me I'm Beautiful

Nancy Mitchell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Women
Nancy Mitchell

I heard the same thing: You only matter if you're pretty. That's the only way you will get people to pay attention to you. And I believed them, because it was true, that was what everybody thought, but it was such a lie, and I realize that now and I hate it.

Lily Allen: Women Are Expected To Be Seen And Not Heard

Posted 01.31.2014 | Women

Even incredibly successful women like Lily Allen aren't immune to feeling pressure about their looks. In an interview published in the March 2014 ...

Am I Pretty?

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Kristin Armstrong

Am I pretty? I remember the first time one of my twin daughters asked me this question, dressed in pink, blonde curls unruly, chubby child feet with painted toes, staring in the mirror, looking through her reflected self to me.

6 Ways to Age Like a Goddess

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

So, when I think about all the things I need to do in order to age as beautifully as my grandmother did (she took up waterskiing on one ski at the age of 59. She drove capably till the age of 96), one of them is to commune with all powers greater than myself.

What I Learned About Myself When I Decided To Stop Shaving

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 02.05.2014 | Women
Allison Berkowitz

My little hiatus from shaving has been awesome. I've learned some new things about myself, engaged in some substantial, thoughtful dialogue with many peers, and got to play around with some social norms.

The Truth About Beauty, On Your Wedding Day And Every Day

Anne Almasy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings
Anne Almasy

When we retouch, we say to our clients, "You're better this way." "You're better with a flatter tummy." "You're better with skinnier arms." "You're better with a rounder bum." "You're better without that scar." Who do we think we are?

Half Pretty, Half Me

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 11.07.2013 | Women
Cat del Valle Castellanos

Some may call it false advertising. I call it rebranding. It's modern-day survival of the fittest: Social Darwinism with a makeup bag.

PHOTOS: Striking Shots Expose The Scary Side Of Beauty Culture

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women

To some plastic surgeons, a naturally stunning woman looks more like a work-in-progress. What does this somewhat terrifying reality say about the stat...

This Fashion Model Is Changing The Conversation About Female Beauty

Posted 07.11.2013 | Women

You might think that a fashion model would be the last person to champion women who feel marginalized by the mainstream media. But in the case of Came...

What Are You Doing When You Feel Most Beautiful?

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Jacqueline Novogratz

What would our world look like if we asked ourselves the following more often: are our actions helping others find a way to feel freer, more dignified and more beautiful?

Makeover Madness: Can Women Define Beauty On Their Own Terms?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Perhaps it's time for us to respond to this ever-narrowing definition of beauty by turning off these loathsome shows, tuning out their distorted message and spreading a different one among our friends, sisters and daughters.