beauty

Who’s really paying the price for those beautiful nails?

My favorite Saturday morning routine starts with a good cup of coffee, manicure, and a nice pedicure. Not unlike a lot of women, it takes...

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That Bitch Called Media

So many girls get trapped by that bitch called Media and her virtual cage. Her spider web of filters latch on filtering out flaws and...

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My Body is a Poem

I’m beautiful. I say it under the dim bathroom light: I. Am. Beautiful. I take solace in the light on my face. I take solace in the light...

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Day 302: Bye, Felicia.

I have written a million poems about my body. How she couldn’t stay in her lane, fit in her assigned container, listen to directions. How...

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The Time I Tried Botox

I think of all the women I admire most in my life, the ones who smile to expose years of laughter at the corners of their eyes or the sides...

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A Young Girl

a young girl watches her mother faint from lack of food not because the fridge is empty but because her mother chooses to leave her belly...

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Hands of Mine

I look down and I see these hands of mine that don’t look like they belong to me….weathered and worn, signs of veins that want to speak...

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Daughter, I Failed You Today

Daughter, I failed today. I’ve been a hypocrite. You may only be 3, but I work every day to teach you that your body is your own. Your...

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January Flashback: French Savoir with Patrice Bisiot

January Flashback: Originally published on FC, September 2014 As a celebrity and fashion hairstylist, I often find myself living out of a...

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That When I Waked

the torn silk edges of the clouds against cottonblue skies the field trembling with the windswept elizabethan ruffs of yellowblushed...

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Beauty

Beauty is a death camp. The promise of pain. The last door that you close when you flee a fire. Beauty is a war. The broken heel. The sound...

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Roses are Perennial and Women are Too

Until recently, I considered myself to have been a late bloomer. My high school understanding of boys came largely from Heathcliff and Mr....

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I Lost 200 pounds and I Still Feel Fat

How can you lose 200 pounds and still feel fat? I don’t know. That’s a question I still ask myself. Why, when I lost all that weight,...

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Girly Feet

If you really want to insult me, the worst thing you could possibly do is compliment my bare feet. In fact, I would rather you point, laugh...

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I Call My Daughters Pretty ALL the Time

I have two little girls, and I tell them they’re pretty all the time. I’m their daddy, and I think they really want me to see them as...

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I See You

I see you looking at me when you think I’m not looking. Always whispering, and judging, and letting me know that you know I’m not good...

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I will never, ever, ever do Botox! Or will I?

For years now I have been saying that I will never, ever do Botox. I will gracefully pass through the hallowed halls of aging: the crows...

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6 Things That You Do Not Know About Mascara

My love affair with mascara started when I was thirteen years old. Rocking a poodle perm and a grill that was made of steel (braces), I was...

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Exploring ID with Susanne Junker

Interviewed by Julie Anderson Susanne Junker is a photographer and former top model who knows what it’s like to be judged on...

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French Savoir Faire

As a celebrity and fashion hairstylist, I often find myself living out of a suitcase. The majority of my time is spent in the USA,...

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