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Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
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Editrix of The Beheld, a blog on beauty and appearance from a cultural and personal perspective.
Editrix of The Beheld, a blog on beauty and appearance from a cultural and personal perspective.

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Pleased that Salon picked up my piece defending a good 30% of my reading material: ladyblogs, apparently the world's biggest slumber party.
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One of my favorite writers, Sady Doyle, has named a piece I wrote for Feministe as one of her top five long reads of 2011. I'm humbled and honored (especially as it's mentioned alongside one of my own favorite long reads of the year, "I'm Gonna Need You to Fight Me on This" by Mac McClelland in GOOD), and am sharing it here because it was a much-needed reminder to me that telling our stories has power.
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Since when does "nearly every straight man on the planet" prefer long hair? My response to the Salon article that made the claim.
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New interview with mortician Daniella Marcantoni on postmortem makeup and helping those who can't help themselves: "When you see abuse or neglect, you take even more personal responsibility to really just take care of that person. Because it’s like, Well, no one else cared for them for the past year. They’re going to be in my care for four hours—I might as well do the best that I can with the limits I have and the amount of time that I’ve been given with them."
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What exactly do we mean when we call something "cute"? A look at the history and current usage of the gosh-darned adorable word.
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Guest post from Lisa Hickey of The Good Men Project: What does it really mean to "let yourself go"? (Trust her: It can be a lot better than it sounds.)
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What to make of the new Bare Escentuals ad campaign? "Pretty is what you are...beauty is what you do with it"
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Weekly beauty news roundup, featuring antidepressant nail polish, the secret boys-only clubhouse in the aisles of CVS, and which major cosmetics company gives genius grants to its lady scientists
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