beauty

Seriously, I didn’t even know I HAD cleavage wrinkles.

Real Ravishly: Cleavage Wrinkles And Capitalism

Seriously, I didn’t even know I HAD cleavage wrinkles. There are just so many things capitalism is trying to convince you that you need.

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I have to reject self-loathing when it arrives in the guise of self-care, and that means I have to opt out of skin care culture.

Skin Care Talk Is The New Diet Talk (And I Hate It)

People talk about skin care like it’s fun — a way to relax. But for me, the very idea opens onto a black hole of self-loathing.

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I’m beginning to have mixed feelings about coloring my hair.

To Gray Or Not To Gray? On Hair Dye And Aging

There is a distinct moment in each woman’s life when gray hair and the associated reality of aging make its first unwelcome appearance.

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Unbelievable beauty hacks you'll want to try!

Monistat As Makeup Primer And Other Unbelievable Beauty Hacks

Among the trends in the world of unbelievable beauty hacks are the surprising frequency of alternate uses for beauty products.

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Drag isn't one-size-fits-all femininity. (image credit: Thinkstock)

What A Drag Queen Thinks About Female Beauty Standards

Being a Drag Queen isn't one-size-fits-all femininity. Not all real life women are glamorous and fabulous at all times, nor should we feel we have to be.

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Fatness, femininity and hair! Photo credit: @virgietovar on Instagram

Take The Cake: Fatness, Femininity, And My Pink Bangs

One of the things I have done for myself in adulthood as part of my healing process is make a strong claim to fatness femininity.

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The idea of a society where claiming you like the way you look is judged as both strange and an invitation for disagreement is, to me, very sad.

Face Positivity: Just As Important As Body Positivity?

Let this idea appeal to your insubordinate nature: the world wants me to not like my face, so guess what? I’ve decided I like it. Take that, world!

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Private waxings don’t show how tough we are, how much uncomfortableness we can endure. Public ones, however, seem to earn some respect. Now, if we could just show that same attitude to all women, hairy or not.

I Had A Crowd Watching Me Get Waxed

They stood, expectantly in the window, their bodies contorting and shriveling with each movement the woman made, anticipating the climax: the big rip. It was as if they were watching a horror movie they’d already seen.

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