This post comes from Autumn Whitefield-Madrano of The Beheld. I always set aside a chunk of time to read Autumn’s cerebral, incisive posts because they always force me to think with all of my brain. Her musings on beauty, sociology, and culture are consistently mindblowing, in the best possible way. Read on for Autumn’s contribution to Body Image Warrior Week:
I don’t write about body image.
I’ll write about beauty, any day of the week. I’ll write about what goes on from the neck up; I’ll cover the myth of men preferring long hair, or why I wear makeup, or Gen-X beauty trends. And of course every so often bodies worm their way in: One can hardly talk about the annoyances of “dress your figure” pages in magazines without talking about figures, after all.