Beauty. We all want it, but beauty comes with unexpected side effects. This tension makes it a tender subject. I’ve seen it as I draft my upcoming posts for the Beauty Rewrites series and also in this week’s post from Christina Hubbard of Creative and Free. 

For week two of Beauty Rewrites, Christina writes about a special high school experience and its long-term effects on how she viewed herself. Hint: Being homecoming queen isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Christina begins: 

What Being Homecoming Queen Did to My Body Image 
You’d think it would be nice to be homecoming queen. But high school is a breeding ground for a lifetime of body image issues. Anorexia. Bulimia. Obesity. Bullying. Dating problems. Sex. Cutting. What happens in those tender years of a young woman’s life affects her core identity for good or bad. When I set out to write this post about an experience that formulated my body image, what came to mind immediately was a moment I had wanted my whole life.

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If you’re just joining in, Beauty Rewrites is a 12-week series hosted by Christina at Creative and Free, Ludavia Harvey at Nifty Betty, and myself. If you missed week one, Ludavia defined beauty and gave us three tips for achieving it–none of which are make-up related! Here’s a link

Next week, stop back here for post on beauty comparisons–how they affect our relationships and what we can do about it.

What Being Homecoming Queen Did to My Body Image – via @Creatively_Free