June 17, 2021
I really need to talk about this kind of thing more often. I certainly WATCH enough by and about beauty influencers!
One of my favorites is a series called “What’s Underneath” on a site called StyleLikeU. This particular site is all about inclusivity for not only all bodies but all PEOPLE. There, you will find… fat, slim, straight, queer, trans, non-conforming, artistic, wise, young, old, interesting, exquisite, complex, and soulful people.
The mom and daughter who run the joint are the kind of people you’d expect — which is — much like those they interview.
Be warned, everyone gets all the way down to their skivvies. And, it’s perfectly wonderful.
Here’s the link, if interested… https://www.youtube.com/c/StyleLikeU1
And then read this blog post… and book…
In 2011, when she should have been excitedly planning her wedding, she instead found herself focusing on the SUPER high beauty standards we ALL see every day on Instagram and the blogs, vlogs and Facebook videos of beauty influencers.
Spreaking of blogs, Gruys writes one. To make it easy for you, it’s named after this book. Or rather, the book is named after the blog: Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall Blog. Please enjoy it at your leisure. 🙂
Oh, and just a little thing: She was getting married and looking for a wedding dress. And, she’d survived an eating disorder. No biggie. (As if!)
The result is a social commentary on beauty, weight (especially for women) and the quest for self-acceptance.
And yeah, I know a thing or…
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