I moved to New York a little over one month ago. So far, I love my job, I like my apartment, I enjoy the food and, despite the many warnings I received prior, I have already made some very, very snazzy friends. In all honesty, the only thing that has been really stressful is the deep and unsettling feeling that I am not pretty enough to live here. More
Topic: Inner Beauty
Pro tip: Patronizingly talking about a woman using the phrase “she’s beautiful…on the inside” is about as much of a backhanded compliment as the ol’ “she’s got such a pretty…face.” More
When I heard about Outer Beauty week, my first instinct was to tell you all about my awesome legs. I mean, I’m 5’9” and it’s alllll leg. I’ve always felt pretty fortunate about that. Then Jen told me that everyone … More
I can’t listen to you hate your body anymore. I just can’t. More
So, goodness, we’ve explored a lot a lot of different kinds of hunger this week. We’ve talked about being hungry for a year and hating our bodies. We’ve talked about drinking to stop eating. We’ve talked about struggling with bulimia and rejecting the obesity label. We’ve covered, or rather, you’ve covered, a ton of topics.
God, I’m depressed.
So let’s spend next week talking about what we like about our bodies.
I think Jamie is completely right that thin is the go-to compliment for women and there are a lot of other physical aspects about ourselves we can appreciate. I know it might seem a little kumbaya and not as smart-ass as we generally try to be, but it would be great if you would share what you love about yourself with us (as always, in 600-800 words). None of that “I’m beautiful on the inside” stuff, though. No. Only the shallow stuff. Tell us about how you love your breasts (even if you paid for them. Especially if you paid for them!) Your delightfully curvy belly. Your nose. If you’ve got a physical feature you like, we’re giving you free rein to brag about it. So reach out to us at Jennifer [at] thegloss.com or Ashley [at] thegloss.com.
Because we think you look pretty today. More
What’s it like being the world’s hairiest girl? Awful? More