Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 145: Props to The Beheld's Autumn Whitefield-Madrano & Alexa from Blossoming Badass!

Thought-provoking interview/essay found here!

I just read a fantastic essay featured on Blossoming Badass.  I learned about this blog back in April, when the author (a high schooler named Alexa) wrote a brave and poignant article for The F-Bomb in which she claims, "I am not pretty.  I'm not thin either." but then reminds us that "knowing... and caring.... are two blissfully different things."  Rock. On.  I have great admiration for this feisty child.

Today Alexa interviewed one of my favorite feminist beauty bloggers, Autumn Whitefield-Madrano.  Autumn, who writes The Beheld, embarked on her own 1-month "mirror fast" back in May, so we became fast friends from afar. (How's that for fantastic alliteration?) Anyway... I have so much respect for both of these writers.  It's deliriously fantastic to see them together in one place.

I'd now like to send you right over to Blossoming Badass, to read Autumn's powerful and articulate thoughts on "beauty," American culture, feminism, and her quest to bridge the personal with the political.   Enjoy!

P.S. - Autumn and Alexa, you are both fully Blossomed Badasses in my book.  :)

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  1. Thank you for the link. I might not have discovered it on my own.

  2. Thanks for this. I'll be following these women too now!

  3. Oh my gosh, so happy to see this! Thank you for directing people to Blossoming Badass, and for your kind words on my work too. Blossomed, I love it!

  4. Kjerstin, thank you so much for this! I really appreciate you mentioning my blog and Autumn's interview. Thank you!!

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