Can you partake in the beauty industry — makeup, tutorials, magazines, and the oppressive standards they impose — and still feel good about your self-worth?
Obviously, now from my elder perch, I realize it’s best to withhold judgment, especially contempt for actions that bring personal joy at life stages you haven’t reached yet. (Though I’m still not married and get cranky that women are taking their husband’s last names more so than twenty years ago.)
if I don’t identify with the moms I meet in real life, I definitely don’t identify with the parents I see portrayed in the media.
Parents — we’re the worst.
I'm a childless woman who frequently admonishes parents—but not for the reasons you may think.