"I can’t tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."
I hate that to work in the music industry (particularly as an artist), if don’t look a certain way, then you’re not given the time of day. Where it’s encouraged for a 17 year old girl to work out and lose the baby face and adopt a sexier image satisfying to the male gaze. I get that image maintenance is part of the territory, I really do. BUT to me, there’s a huge difference between presenting yourself well to craft an image and creating an image that can never actually be achieved in real life. An image that continuously perpetuates unrealistic beauty standards as the norm and expectation.
I look at people like Adele where the talent supersedes the image, and yet her image is still appealing to the masses. She’s recognized generally as a beautiful woman who in her own words “loves food and hates exercise”. Now, there’s nothing wrong with advocating a healthy lifestyle, but if it goes from loving health for the sake of loving health and adopting health (and some actually unhealthy habits) to look like every other artist, actress, or model out there… IDK. It just pisses me off that looking like Mila J or Tinashe (no offense to those beautiful ladies) is the default industry standard with seemingly no interest in diversifying the images. You can be sexy, but why must that be the default for success?
napping together is my kind of date
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louis ck has always been one of my faves and this just added to the reasons why
So this is really hard and awkward for me but I’m really in some need from you guys if you could and spread the word about my situation.
Last night my vehicle was broken into and my equipment that is mandatory for me to be able to work, over $1,200.00 dollars worth of stuff, was stolen. Shears,…
Lianne La Havas
Don’t play dumb, even if they want you to.
Props to her for pointing out problematic behavior without putting down the women in general.
"Talk shit about these girls"
No one is more excited about Batgirl’s new costume than Kara.
the pressure on first generation children of immigrants
to prove that you are indeed proof that parents’ sacrifice was worth it
is something that many Americans will never understand
I got to spend yesterday with the loveliest guy. He turned 20. I hope he enjoyed every minute of it :-)
Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Winter 2014
What do I say?
"It was only a matter of time?"
I know one thing is for sure. I’m out of tears. I’ve been out for the last few years.
"I am the girl who prefers to spend her Friday night curled up with her pillow, reading a good novel, and I am also the girl who likes to go out on a Saturday night and dance until the DJ plays his last song. I am the girl who wants to wear beat up converses and an oversized sweatshirt, and I am also the girl who who owns over sixty dresses and too many shoes to count. Why did it become okay to say one is better than the other? Because I am all of that."