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Body Positivity

I Like My Unruly Eyebrows, Thank You Very Much

I’ve never had my eyebrows shaped, plucked, threaded, waxed, filled in, tinted, drawn on, or otherwise groomed. And I’m okay with that. More than okay – I’m downright happy with it. It’s other people who seem to have the problem.
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Self Care to Self Loathing and Back Again

Bodies change. This wouldn’t be a big deal if society wasn’t so caught up on making a person’s weight and body the forefront of “who a person is.” The constant scrutiny that people, and specifically women, deal with when it
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Pretty Hurts: The Impact of Beauty Standards

Beyonce’s song Pretty Hurts made my internal struggles come to life before my eyes. No, I don’t know what it’s like to be considered pretty and not given validity outside of my body or looks. But I know what’s it
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My Lavender Weave and Why Do You Care?

“This femme wants pastel colored hair, preferably lavender.” It was such a simple Facebook status, but the journey that followed was anything but simple. It was six weeks full of complicated emotions, microaggressions, and respectability politics. It was six weeks
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