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Beauty

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This Is Us

Our eyes are tired of communicating, and our pixelated faces are so 2020

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This Is Us

Illustration: Niege Borges


This Is Us

I always wanted to be her, but now I’m not so sure

Black and white horizontal photo reel of writer’s photobooth pictures.
Black and white horizontal photo reel of writer’s photobooth pictures.
Photos courtesy of the author


This Is Us

My sustained lack of motivation has forced me to question what that motivation was made of in the first place

Sad girl lying down on bed as sunlight wafts in.
Sad girl lying down on bed as sunlight wafts in.
Photo: milos-kreckovic/Getty Images


This Is Us

A poem about beauty

A photo of a Black woman with flowers in her hair against a leafy background.
A photo of a Black woman with flowers in her hair against a leafy background.
Photo: Ezekixl Akinnewu/Pexels


This Is Us

For women, what’s on our head is who we are

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This Is Us

I’ve been fat and I’ve been thin, but I think I like myself best when I stop caring so much

Illustration: Alex Eben Meyer


This Is Us

It took me 25 years to get the cut I wanted. Maybe one day I’ll get it again.

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This Is Us

This popular phrase might be comforting, but it also perpetuates weight stigma

A blue-tinted photo of a shattered mirror.
A blue-tinted photo of a shattered mirror.
Photo: MirageC/Getty Images


Mind Games

All she wanted was to be pretty. Her body had other plans.

A photo of the author’s bare back. She has 2 large tattoos on her upper back and upper left arm, and hives on her skin.
A photo of the author’s bare back. She has 2 large tattoos on her upper back and upper left arm, and hives on her skin.
Author pictured with chronic urticaria (hives)

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