Beauty

The Many Facets of Beauty: From the Human Body to the Body of Humanity

The question of the objectification of the human body has become an even more sensitive one for me after experiencing pregnancy.  Why is it that the amazing potentialities of the human body to create life are not only limited to only its physical appearance, but that only a limited range of the way a human… Read More The Many Facets of Beauty: From the Human Body to the Body of Humanity

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The Definition of Beauty: It Can Expand Along with Your Waistline

We are very lucky to be living on planet Earth, because beauty surrounds us. However, it sometimes seems we have forgotten to appreciate it. One of the beautiful things we seem to have forgotten to appreciate is the beauty of the human body. The media constantly reminds us of this sad fact. For example, the… Read More The Definition of Beauty: It Can Expand Along with Your Waistline

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The Many Ways of Channelling Beauty

One of the most beautiful things about humanity is the diversity of the ways we have come up with for doing the same thing. One easy example: cooking. Various parts of the world do completely different things with the same ingredients, and all have the potential to taste excellent. I for one love having access… Read More The Many Ways of Channelling Beauty

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The Beauty Issue: From Symptoms to Root Cause

As discussed last week, France is considering banning super skinny models from its runways in light of the link between high fashion, body image, and eating disorders. While this conversation is an advance in itself, the proposed solution will cause another problem: the marginalization of super skinny women. Oh, what a tangled web we weave.… Read More The Beauty Issue: From Symptoms to Root Cause

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Product Review: Bioré Baking Soda VoxBox (Part 2 of 2)

It’s been two weeks, and as promised in the first part of this post, I have an update on both the Bioré Baking Soda Scrub and Cleanser. Now I don’t know if it’s because of winter or because I have been really tired lately, but after a wonderful beginning with this product, it started irritating… Read More Product Review: Bioré Baking Soda VoxBox (Part 2 of 2)

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The Next Step in Increasing Diversity in Media Aimed at Women

The whole idea of appreciating real beauty is about broadening our understanding of what beauty is. Vertically speaking, it means appreciating physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual beauty in each individual. Horizontally speaking, it means appreciating various shades of skin, the various hair types and colors, and the various body shapes and sizes that exist amongst… Read More The Next Step in Increasing Diversity in Media Aimed at Women

Beauty, Gender Identity, Gender Studies

Barbie has Three New Body Shapes: A Step Forward Well Worth Exploring

You might have heard that Barbie now comes in four different body types. On top of the original body type she is known for (tall, thin, busty, and blond), she also comes in tall, curvy, and petite. The top secret project apparently took years to take shape (ha) and even came with a code name.… Read More Barbie has Three New Body Shapes: A Step Forward Well Worth Exploring

Beauty, Blog Review, Career, Fashion, Lifestyle

Blog Review: ‘kate in the classroom’ by Kate

Name: Kate Akhtar-Khavari Blog: kate in the classroom Her favorite post: tbd There are a lot of girls out there who are trying to break into the style blogging world that is has become important for bloggers to create a brand that is both broad enough to appeal to a wide audience while at the… Read More Blog Review: ‘kate in the classroom’ by Kate

Beauty, Blog Review, Fashion, Healthy Living, Lifestyle

Blog Review: ‘Elle is for Love’ by Sépideh Sabati

Name: Sépideh Sabati Blog: Elle is for Love Her favorite post: http://elleisforlove.com/fashion/fashion-basic-tee What better blog to launch a new featureon than that of my sister? Elle is for Love is, indeed, a labor of love, and I have been watching Sépideh work hard on putting together a blog that would combine her passions: fashion, beauty,… Read More Blog Review: ‘Elle is for Love’ by Sépideh Sabati

Beauty, Blog Review, Fashion, Healthy Living, Lifestyle

Blog Review: ‘Rosiemay’ by Rosie Pert

Name: Rosie Pert Blog: Rosiemay Her favourite post: http://www.rosiemay.co.nz/2015/05/29/why-is-skinny-a-compliment-and-fat-an-insult/ Blogging since early last year on her website Rosiemay, Rosie Pert has put together since then “a collection of thoughts in respect to fashion, beauty and lifestyle.” She states that she is “all about health and happiness” and that she “love[s] to portray this through writing.”… Read More Blog Review: ‘Rosiemay’ by Rosie Pert