Beauty


27 Oct 2014

Did Renee Zellweger and Frances McDormand Capture Our Struggle with Aging?

I recently asked if we are now a Botox Nation, preferring Barbie and Ken’s wrinkle-free faces, boobs of steel that say Hi! to the ceiling and six pack abs to a less glamorous reality. It was both surprising and encouraging that so many readers voiced their objections to the lack of value our society places on those who age “gracefully” – or at least naturally.  Teacher...

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Have We Become a Botox Nation?
21 Oct 2014

Have We Become a Botox Nation?

Oscar and Tony award winning actress Frances McDormand has always relied on her immense talent, remaining committed to a Botox-free existence.  At 57, she saw the need to develop her own material since the film industry has no hunger to portray women of a certain age, as if “older” should mean “unseen.”  Soon to star as the prickly “Olive Kitteridge” in the HBO miniseries she...

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Lupita Nyong'o at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Photo: Hubert Boesl (Credit Image: Hubert Boesl/DPA/ZUMAPRESS.com)
08 Mar 2014

Lupita Nyong’o on True Beauty vs. the “Seduction of Inadequacy”

Lupita Nyong’o’s grace and wisdom were evident not only in her speech on the night of her Oscar win for “12 Years A Slave,” but also while being honored at this year’s ESSENCE Magazine Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.  Reading a fan letter she had received from a girl who felt self-loathing because of her very dark skin, Ms. Nyong’o shared that she, too, “got...

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