For years women have fought the ideals of the media and society that claim being thin is beautiful. Women are taught that if they want to be famous or acknowledged, they better start shedding some pounds. Though this ‘thin is best’ attitude is still around, the presence of plus size celebrities encourage women to push these standards aside and continue to chase after their dreams. Let’s meet the women that prove all women, regardless of their size, must fight for their goals.
When I think of the term ‘catcall,’ I think of a man wolf-whistling from his van, or making a comment as I walk past. As a woman, when you are simply trying to get from A to B, this is an inconvenience that would rather be avoided.
It’s rare for a woman artist to not be subtle about her desires. Yet, when she chooses to express an openness to her sexual desires that society insofar silences her for, the result is refreshing.
There’s a star-studded gal out there for every girl, gay or straight!
This Week’s Reasons to be Beautiful: 200 missing Nigerian girls, the first-ever gay Bollywood video, and female leadershipUncategorized
Each week we gather a stockpile of news and interesting links, inviting you to participate in politics.
The American media still has little to say about the 234 missing Nigerian girls. Hundreds have protested over social media and on the streets, but one Salon writer pushes for activists to seek more media attention:
Do you have a knack for journalism? Have a story you’re itching to tell?
“Yes! What will I be asked to do?”
The key reason for the website relaunch at Reasons to Be Beautiful was because of a new professional direction – we shifted from articles on how to define true beauty to letting authors write on what it means for them to be beautiful. By redefining who we are as a website, our key goals is to give our readers articles that are mindful, newsy, unapologetically individual, and fun. Come back in April 2014 for our complete do-over.
To contact the Editor-in-Chief Alissa Medina or Co-Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Watson send an e-mail to EIC@reasonstobebeautiful.com. Inquiries welcome.