What makes you beautiful?

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What makes you beautiful? There was a brief time in my life when I thought I’d feel better about myself if I did what the magazines and ads told me to do. Personal grooming, you know? Because heaven forbid you actually like the way you look!

Highlights, hair extensions, Brazillian treatments and a GHD. That’s what you need. Everyone knows straight hair is great hair. And lets not even start with facials, waxing, skin care treatments and make up.

I’m all for having fun and experimenting with different looks but when you’re doing it to fit into societies expectations of “what a woman should look like” then there is something seriously out of whack with this picture. (To be perfectly honest, if I could afford it, I probably would do all of the above and more. Which sort of makes me glad that I can’t afford it). I wish my hair was light enough and straight enough to try the mermaid trend. But dark hair just doesn’t colour as well as blonde.

What makes you beautiful?

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Short hair don’t care

When I visited the St James tidal pool the other day, I was so pleased to see old and young, skinny and not-so-skinny frolicking around in their bikinis. That’s the way it should be. There were more lumps and bumps than I could count but, you know what, theses people were embracing life. And why not?

It made such a change from what I saw while living in Table View where, even women who were in the best shape of their lives felt the need to cover up with a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Ever since I’ve moved to the Southern Suburbs, I have found people to be so much happier, friendlier and more satisfied than what I experienced in my 11 years in Table View. It’s quite amazing how you don’t notice it, when it’s the only thing you know.

The time to “smash the patriarchy” has come and gone. It’s time for the patriarchy to no longer be given an ear, let alone the time of day. Enough! Question what you feel is expected of you then, find your happiness.

3 Comments

  1. Melissa Javan

    February 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    So true – it’s so sexy when a woman no matter how she looks or old she is, embraces her beauty in a swimsuit. I admire it too. Great post

  2. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    February 27, 2017 at 11:49 am

    I really don’t care what other people think about how I look. And the same goes, I don’t pay attention to what other people look like :)

    1. rumtumtiggs

      February 28, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      That is a great attitude to have Tandy xx

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