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The Beheld

    Video: Social Beauty: How Does Social Media Affect Your Beauty Practices?

    February 20, 2014

    1961531_10151867267885997_934095061_nHere it is, video of the first live event – I can’t yet watch it (like almost every off-camera professional, I hate watching myself in video.) But that will pass, and I’ve already learned two valuable lessons: keep a toggle screen to reinvite guests whose connections drop (Tifini, I owe you!), and that index cards do not make an acceptable substitute for a teleprompter. But if you forgive my searching-for-stars-in-the-universe demeanor while opening the piece, you’ll see that my guests have a lot to say.


    And that was one big point of having this hangout – among the random thoughts going on in my head while I was putting this together was that I wanted to provide a platform for people to articulate their points without worrying about 30-second soundbites. In that, I succeeded.


    But enough about me – thanks to my guests:

    Autumn Whitefield-Madrano from The Beheld, the leading feminist site about
    beauty and what it means.

    Desi K. Robinson: Producer/Creator/Host of Women In The Making: Tomorrow’s History Today, a radio show speaking to and from the perspective of today’s

    Tifini Lewis: Beauty Expert, Salon Owner, and host of TheophaniStyle, a site exploring beauty, style, art, and culture.

    Has social media changed the way you see beauty? Has it taught you new ways to create beauty? Or maybe it’s enabled you to see your own beauty in a different way? Here is the video of our discussion on the progress, pitfalls, and possibilities of recognizing our beauty through social media:


  • Beauty Bytes: November 8, 2013

      Hair Rules: With the election of Bill de Blasio as New York’s next Mayor, the incoming first family will be bringing more than their progressive politics – they’re the first multiracial Mayoral Family…

    November 8, 2013
  • Beauty Bytes: June 28, 2013

    Move over, Real Housewives, you’re not the first celebrity wives: in the 1960’s, Americans were enthralled by the space age, and that fascination included the wives of the astronauts. These women were dressed by…

    June 28, 2013
  • Venus at her Mirror by Rubens, 1612-1615

    A Week Without Mirrors

    What would a day be like without looking at ourselves in a mirror? The idea of seeing our own reflections – first thing in the morning, or anytime we want to check something out…

    April 30, 2013
  • Beauty Bytes: March 15, 2013

    Scars: we all have them, and we usually do our best to hide them – the damage makes us feel vulnerable. But there’s healing from telling others our stories. Esther Armah from Emotional Justice…

    March 15, 2013
  • Beauty Bytes: February 8, 2013

    Yo Dawg, I heard you like lookin’ good: the hottest new male model is here, and he’s a 3 year old shiba inu. His site is blowing up, and why not? It’s not just…

    February 8, 2013
  • Beauty Bytes: February 1, 2013

    Say it with me: “Eyelash Jewelry” – it could be the next new thing after 3d nail art. Etsy seller Natalie Russo wanted a more colorful and sturdier alternative to flimsy false eyelashes, so…

    February 1, 2013
  • Beauty Bytes: December 7, 2012

    Guess it had to happen: with the rise of “healthy at any size”, there is now a fearful backlash by one woman who is worried that fit people are now being stigmatized. Britton Delizia…

    December 7, 2012
  • Beauty Bytes: November 30, 2012

    Is there a connection between beauty and danger? Maria Susana Flores Gámez is the latest Mexican beauty queen to be connected to the country’s drug gangs, dying in a shootout against the Mexican army.…

    November 30, 2012
  • Beauty Bytes: October 26, 2012

    Warning: graphic images of self love! Oops, too late – Harvey Nichols, one of Patsy and Edina’s favorite shops on AbFab, is opening a three-storey Beauty Bazaar in Liverpool, and they’ve just released the…

    October 26, 2012