Kylie Clifton, Loyola Marymount University
The line between false appearances and real beauty has never been more blurred.
Saba Bazzi, Wayne State University
How to achieve makeup that looks and feels fresh, effortless and refined.
Lena Bramsen, The New School
After disclosing she had a nose job at the young age of 14, the famous model is now kindling discourse about Eurocentric beauty standards on the internet.
Elizabeth Dewit, University of Pittsburgh
As popular trends from the late ’90s and early 2000s resurface, many rejoice over the nostalgia of the fun clothing styles. But some are concerned about the toxic beauty standards that came with them.
Sammi Looi, Baruch College
Despite the digital cartoon’s setting of South Korea, its lessons for eschewing superficiality apply across the globe.
One half of the brother-sister duo AKMU, the musician is spreading a message of positivity with her debut single.
Imani Benberry, Columbia University
Oftentimes fitting conventional, beauty standards gets you more opportunities in life. Here’s how this concept affects young adult women.
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
The body positivity movement still maintains that beauty is important, but this new movement inspires self-love regardless of physical appearance.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
The skin whitening cream perpetuates the notion that lighter skin is better than darker skin.
Audrey Martin, Boston University
Setting exercise goals is great for getting in shape and improving athletic ability — but when taken too far, these innocent attempts to tone up can turn into unhealthy obsessions.
Angel Lin, University of California, Santa Barbara
Asian American women deal with pressure from all levels on body image.
While the world has lauded the country for K-beauty, this webtoon shows the dark side of South Korean beauty standards.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
A movement is well on the rise.
Melissa Lee, State University of New York at Oswego
Easy on the self-congratulation there, Gretchen.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
Now, finally, the Miss America pageant can finally be about the contestants’ personalities.
Abby Wolfe, Colgate University
Pageants are swiftly falling behind the times. Here are three ways they could change to empower the modern woman.
Giselle Krachenfels, USC
New studies have shown a correlation between race-based romantic preferences and an increased likelihood of bigotry.
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