A poem on body image issues and body dysmorphia faced by various women, especially teens.
Tag: beauty standards
The Buzz About Women With Shaved Heads: Combatting Questions on Femininity
An essay on realising how I am a woman who is unwilling to compromise on my terms of existence to fit a man’s or anyone’s idea of womanhood.
Why Do Boys With Long Hair Upset Society?
The insidious creation of the gender binary has resulted in every little thing clearly demarcated as belonging to either 'boys' or 'girls'
Too Much Space
A poem on how the author has struggled to take up space and curled herself into a ball, due to her eating disorders, and the uncurling thereafter.
My Body, a Language of Vulnerability
A poem on beauty standards set by society and the war many of us are forced to fight with ourselves on a daily basis.
What The Weeknd’s Changing Face Says About Our Sick Celebrity Culture
The music videos for the singer's latest album 'After Hours' seem be a commentary on the themes of plastic surgery and fandom.
On our complicated relationship and perpetual struggle with beauty standards.
My Body’s Coming-of-Age Story
When our bodies have been failed so many times by society, embracing it and loving its idiosyncrasies would be worthy dissent against the establishment of the 'perfect body club'.
Ageing in the Age of Filters
We love youth and the validation a polished image brings. But at what cost?