What would it mean to let yourself go? Go without shaving the ol' gams, a day without eyeshadow, declining to follow your diet. Do you relish the idea or recoil?
The Miss Representation folks recently did a Fresh Face Fridays campaign. A teen came up with this idea and they ran with it, asking people to take 5 (5 dollars, 5 minutes or 5 products) from their beauty routine, lead a conversation with friends, family, etc. about what really makes us beautiful, and tweet about it using the hashtag #FreshFace.
(Interestingly, I searched for images of 'fresh face' and almost all of them appeared to be of women wearing makeup.)
Let's talk about what influences our cosmetic choices, who we're doing it for, who benefits/loses by it, how much time and money we sink into it, what we imagine would be different if we changed our routine.
First of all, I'm going to make this event a women-only one in case it affects anyone's comfort level.
Second, probably most of us wear make-up at least sometimes and none shall attack another's choices or imply anyone's less of a feminist or anything.
To find us, look for the box of Crayola markers on the table. If you don't see us downstairs, look for us upstairs:)