I Want You In My Next Episode!!!!!


Genevieve Sachs
Yes, I do!!! Please send me a selfie to speakingofbeauty@gmail.com, writing “pic” in the subject line. I will use your picture to illustrate just
how beautiful we all are. I want to show that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, ages, colors, ethnicities…everything!!! Continue reading

What’s Your Theme for 2014?

woman with scarfHave you given any thought to what you want 2014 to look like? What is your theme for the year? Continue reading

Choose Your Word

Pauline Campos

Pauline Campos

I recently had the chance to hang out with Holly Fulger and friends (and fellow Speaking of Beauty contributing writers) in Holly’s home in L.A. Don’t freak out if you happen to be aware of The Cali Curse and the Me Being Banned from Ever Stepping Foot NEAR the State of California thing.

At least, not yet. I may eventually need to have a shaman clear me for seeing Holly in person, but right now Continue reading

Tales of a Sixth Grade Golden Retriever

pic for Golden Retriever BlogIn my last post, I wrote about the time two boys in my 5th grade class, Billy and Matt, told me that I was pretty.  It was the first time I’d been called pretty by someone other than my mother, and I was pretty darn excited about it.

My excitement, however, was short-lived.  Because less than a year later, something excruciating happened:

Sixth Grade. Continue reading

Penny Orloff: How My Hair Has Defined Me

Penny Orloff

Penny Orloff

My mother hated her kinky, fuzzy Afro-Jew hair. The second of her four children, I inherited her slender frame, her father’s Mongol cheekbones, her memory for minutiae – and her kinky, fuzzy Afro-Jew hair.  Continue reading

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

Meet Astrid Risberg, a 17 year Old Who Pushed Back

Astrid Risberg

Recently, a photograph went viral on a Facebook page called Women’s Rights News. The photo was of two fuller figured mannequins in Sweden, with nothing on but purple boy shorts and matching bras. Continue reading

Of Beauty and Barking

 

The Supermodel

The Supermodel

Beauty is my obsession. I became aware of beauty when I was around 12. I poured over fashion magazines and looked in the mirror to see if I was as beautiful as the models. Truthfully, I wasn’t. I was thin, had braces, and had terribly bad eyesight, which led to coke bottle glasses, framed by cat-like frames. But…I perservered. I wore a little bit of makeup. I tried to be as fashion forward as one could be in Continue reading

Holly Fulger interviews Lucia Rijker, Champion boxer about Inner Beauty, Body image and Media

Lucia Rijker shares her deeply personal story of how she learned that inner beauty is what creates outer beauty, and what it was like to be called “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World.”

Lucia Rijker

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