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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Behold Yourself As Beautiful

Written By: Nana Bonsu—People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” The most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder of your own beauty. But for so many of us, we follow trends that define a particular type of beauty as socially desirable. What we forget of course is that by definition, trends shift. And as African women, we know this all too well. A body that we embrace as perfectly curvy would have been considered freakish in a different culture (think of Saartjie Baartman or the “Hottentot Venus”).

But knowing that you are the beholder of your own beauty, do you behold yourself as beautiful? Read the rest in Behold Yourself As Beautiful in MIMI's fall 2010 issue, New Wave Noir.

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