The relationship most women have with their appearance is a complex one. Rarely is it ever simply a natural part of one’s identity and a way of being; normally beauty or sexual attraction is either underplayed and feared, exaggerated and abused, or put aside all together.

When women’s day celebration rolls along, I often ask myself which aspect of being a woman we are addressing? Is it the celebration of this appearance, of our beauty? An emphasis on our sexual differences from men? Or maybe an apology for the equality that seems to be forever eluding us?

Being a woman…

Bella B

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