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Onslaught

What is there to say? This is what we do to girls in this country and it has devastating effects on them, on us. They are born beautiful and then . . . The onslaught of terrible images of their worth related to a beauty ideal, weight management,…
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Ugly Betty Beauty

by Tracee Sioux The beautiful America Ferrera won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series last night for her role as Betty Suarez in Ugly Betty. Hurray! While my husband believes the themes in Ugly Betty are too adult for…
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Love Your Skin

It's interesting that women all want to be the same color, only not the color we are. Dark skinned women buy bleaching products to lighten the color of their skin to be more beautiful. While white women poison their skin with sun damage and…
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Beauty & Reality

I'm a big fan of Dove's advertising campaigns. When I saw the real women in their white bra and panties on Oprah, the models for Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, I got tears in my eyes. Finally, advertising that says real women are beautiful,…

Growing A Girl

By Tracee SiouxI highly recommend Growing a Girl: Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter, as one of the best books out there for empowering girls.First, isn’t the title just delightful? I am so jealous that I didn’t come…
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Amendment to Beauty Bank Rule

By Tracee Sioux For practical purposes I must amend my previous post about the sin beauty bank. The first practical problem being that my daughter is fixating on going out for Chinese. She loves going to Chinese as a great way for us to hang…