Tag Archives: Beauty

Paper-mache Princess.

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetWork starts at nine. Not enough light to blend this illusion, Not enough time. I blend just enough to be effortless, But not so much that I’m revealed. My pale skin hiding beneath the layers, Waiting to be accepted, not to be concealed. I live as these other people, Laminated, polished and frozen. But somehow [...]
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Body Positive

Originally posted in Community Blog

Tweet*Editor’s note: May be NSFW Our first assignment for the Women Filmmakers class I’m taking at Hampshire College was to create a short slideshow about an autobiographical event that shaped how we construct ourselves with specific attention to gender. My friend and classmate, Dot, produced a wonderful piece about body positivity.  Dot’s piece about body [...]
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Want to be taken seriously ladies? Wear make-up!

TweetA study done by researchers at Procter & Gamble, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute found that what a woman wears on her face impacts how people perceive her. Participants in the study were asked to rate whether they felt women were competent, like-able, attractive and trustworthy. Turns out [...]
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“Mommy, I want to be white.”

TweetThis is the first in a series of guest posts from Dena Simmons, an activist, educator, and writer. See her bio after the jump. One morning two years ago, I did not have a ride to work.  Instead, I had to take two buses like I did each day during my first year of teaching. [...]
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Woman dies after illegal hotel room cosmetic surgery

TweetIt was reported yesterday that a woman named Claudia Sereye Aderotimi died in a Philadelphia after undergoing an illegal cosmetic surgery – an injection of a substance to her buttocks – in a hotel room near the Philly airport. According to the AP: Aderotimi, who lived in London but was not a British citizen, flew [...]
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