So Just What Is Beauty Anyway?

Elizabeth Chomko's headshot she uses as an actress

Elizabeth Chomko’s headshot she uses as an actress

So just what is beautiful, anyway?

Being thin / having curves / pregnancy. Blonde / brunette / redhead / salt and pepper. Youth / aging gracefully. Strength / vulnerability. Femininity / androgeny. Seventeen / thirty-seven / a baby. Being toned / being touchable. The hourglass / the thigh gap. Marilyn Monroe / The Mona Lisa / Coco Rocha / Barbie / Mother Theresa / Michelle Obama.

And / or:

Confidence. Authenticity. Intelligence. Honesty. Wit. Humor. Admitting wrong. Fearlessness, passion, growth, perfection.  Continue reading

Is Your Makeup Dangerous?

Lipstick is a $500 million a year industry – but are they using that money to harm you with cheap fillers??  Speaking of Beauty believes that beauty is about taking care of YOU from the inside out.  With that in mind, I have outlined some guidelines for when you are shopping for your favorite beauty products.  Continue reading

I Wanna be an “It Girl”

Cynthia Oredugba, my perfect “It” girl

I believe I became aware of the term “it girl” while looking at one of the many fashion magazines I read. I always wanted to be an “it girl” because that would mean that I was beautiful, cool, popular, trendsetting, and fashionable, like Chloe Sevigny – at least that was what I thought it meant to be an “it girl.” I think the most recent Continue reading

What I’ve Learned

Holly Fulger

This past July, I did something that I am extremely proud of – I produced and created my web series Speaking of Beauty The series is based on the belief that every woman has a story. I wanted to open a dialog among women by interviewing them, allowing them to address fears and insecurities while challenging what is presented by the media as the “beauty standard.” The ultimate goal Continue reading