Monday Mantra: (4.6.2015)

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Here’s a picture I drew of the original Wonder Woman: Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Brazilian Waxing as a Means of Loving Your Cooch

When I was in beauty school, I saw a lot of vaginas. At the time, students training to become estheticians weren’t required to learn any pubic hair waxing more risqué than a bikini. Some schools didn’t even teach Brazilian waxing and apparently a lot of spas in Utah County didn’t offer them. However, my Master Esthetics instructor just so happened to be a Brazilian specialist with a lot of outside training and practical experience. This, combined with the fact that half the girls in my class didn’t want to look at or (heaven forbid!) touch another person’s vagina meant that the steady stream of Brazilian clients coming through my school all went to a small handful of students, including me. Continue reading Brazilian Waxing as a Means of Loving Your Cooch

No apologies: an esthetician talks feminism….

When other women find out I’m an esthetician, I usually get one of two reactions:

“Oh, don’t look at my brows! It’s been forever!” or “I’m the worst. My face is out of control.”

I get it. It comes from the same impulse I get when I meet someone who does hair. You’d think I was being tortured for information: “I haven’t had my hair trimmed in 6 months!”, “I cut my own bangs!”, “YES, THIS IS A BOX DYE!!!”

I’m a feminist. This means a lot of things to a lot of different people, but it surprises me how many of my friends think that real feminists can’t wear makeup or care about their body hair. Continue reading No apologies: an esthetician talks feminism….