Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Evolution of Beauty

Have you ever asked yourself what is beauty???? In recent months this has been one of the questions I have consistenetly asked myself due to realizing for many years I have struggled with low self-esteem. I realized I struggled with low self-esteem due to society's standards of beauty, things people have said to me, and about me (family and friends), and how men have treated me.
Society's standards of beauty for a woman are so harsh to the point that women feel like they are not beautiful or less than a woman if they do not meet those standards. Society tells a woman she needs straight or relaxed hair, she needs to shave because it's lady like, she needs to be a certain size, and society is even bias towards certain skin complexions. Down through the years I have had men to tell me that I am pretty for a dark skin girl, and I even had a man who tried to date me, but when I didn't want him, he told me I was not his type because I wasn't light skinned with naturlly curly hair!!! Really dude!!!! Now when I see this man he's engaged to an Asian girl who looks like she has been through many hardships in life!!!

I have been told that I need a relaxer because my hair is too nappy!!!! Really people!!! Why is it that we as black women are taught to not love who we are??? My hair, skin complexion, looks, and my educaiton does not define the woman that I am. It amazes me how these stipulations are put on women, but are never put on men!!!! Ladies we are beautiful regardless to society's standards. Relaxers, perms, make-up, botox, shaving, waxing, contouring and so on does not define our beauty. I do not have a problem with any of these beauty regimens, but I do have a problem with women making these things a priority in defining what beauty is. If a woman chooses not to do these thing, it does not make her less than a woman!!! Beauty is defined by who you are (character), not what you are!!! Ladies you are beautiful no matter what they say (society)!!! Don't be afraid to rock that natural you!!! It's okay to rock your beauty regimen, but don't let it define you!!!!!

With love and beauty,

The Whit Michelle

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