are we handmaidens of neoliberalism, or are we dancer
*goes to bed at 2am instead of 5am* wow, my life is so in order right now. i’m making such good decisions for myself and my body and my soul and im so in love with myself for doing this
btw all “man in a dress” gags are only coherent in the context of transmisogyny so maybe stop making & reblogging them. thanks!!
Hey, Arabelle. I wanted to talk with you about something because I know you're a feminist and a make up artist. I've always rejected the idea of wearing make-up because I wanted to be as natural as possible (in this behaviour my father had a great influence). So I've been carrying a washed face almost all the time. Now I'm 25 and see some signs of aging in my face. I'd like to wear make up, but I feel like cheating or lying to others. Has something like this happened to you?. Thanks and kisses!@jessepinkmanisdreamy
Nope. I have never approached makeup from the standpoint that natural is inherently more beautiful or authentic. I am staunchly #teamfake. I don’t care for the whole “beauty is an industry directed purely for the male gaze / fight the system by not wearing anything at all” boat. Nope. You can be a horrible and ugly person inside and be “beautiful just the way you are”, you can be a very untrustworthy person and be all about “au naturale”. I also think the idea of upholding naturalism as this great ethos doesn’t give space for trans people who use makeup to help them express their gender. makeup gives a lot of people agency, makeup totally helps people express their truth. a person using it to become themselves is not lying. your identity, it is an event. you become through intention and choices. starting from zero doesn’t mean you are point zero — you are more than your naked body. it is not a lie to manipulate your body through mediums in which you feel like you are becoming yourself. the whole natural/feminine association is meant to make women seem literally, actually, historically crazy. beauty has always been seen as unreasonable. this is misogynist. i do not stand for it. in reality, i really don’t give a fuck if i’m presenting “false advertising” to someone through makeup. i am constantly misread all the time anyway, as straight, as cis, as femme, as 100% white gurl. it is totally not my priority to play into people’s basic assumptions of me by not using makeup at all. it would just make people misread me at a starting point that i don’t feel i really am anymore. i use makeup to deal and negotiate myself into an identity i can survive and thrive in and this is not lying. i might be queering aesthetics, which i guess is cheating the system of tools in which i use — and so the fuck what if i am. not using beauty products doesn’t make someone inherently more morally sound than me. it just makes them poorly moisturized.
Apology accepted. Trust denied.
White women’s feminisms still center around equality…. Black women’s feminisms demand justice. There is a difference. One kind of feminism focuses on the policies that will help women integrate fully into the existing American system. The other recognizes the fundamental flaws in the system and seeks its complete and total transformation.
hello again ! I am going as "sexy rising sea levels" to a "sexy Mesozoic era" themed party. i'm gonna just wrap my self in blue fabric I think but I need a makeup look I was thinking wearing illuminator instead of foundation and then like, extreme blue liquid eyeliner (like to my ears), do you 1) have a suggestion for a good blue liquid eyeliner that will last and invoke rising sea levels 2) have any (or followers!!) makeup inspo for this theme. ty ty ty <3@nightmarezrrrl
"sexy mesozoic" where do you live i want an invite honestly all i get invited to are white people day of the dead parties where they play bad spotify playlists
yayyyy so excited for my pal slatez good fun party theme!!! also arabelle if u want to come it will be in montreal lol.
so i saw your ask on powderdoom and i just bought nyx studio liquid liner in extreme sapphire and it DOES NOT BUDGE AT ALL. like even in the slightest. i actually had a harder time getting it off lol. and it comes in a few blues and are pretty and metallicy. and you can never beat nyx prices.@ossacoxae
thank u friend!! I’ve had a hard time findind nyx products in canada though