Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)
If she wins Sunday night (FINGERS CROSSED), her speech is gonna be amazing, y’all.
Rita Hayworth has always been known to have had her hair dyed and her hairline raised through electrolysis to make her look less Latin. Bob Schiffer, a famous Hollywood makeup man who worked with Hayworth during most of her career, never said Hayworth was anything less than a glorious beauty, but he gave interviews about how minor adjustments needed to make her look as luscious as she did. “One eye was a little smaller than the other,” said Schiffer about Hayworth, “so I used to take a false eyelash to it, just to even her eyes out.”
#ideals of beauty
I’ve had a Rita Hayworth bio in my Goodreads queue for a while — I think it’s time to move it up.
today i did something for me.
it was scary and hard, and if it weren’t for some amazing friends i’d have backed out a thousand times before i even made it to the salon.
i had three best friends in high school. as of this month, one is engaged and the other two are married (one with the most beautiful 6 month old imaginable). most days i feel like my facebook news feed is filled with announcements from my college friends getting engaged or married or pregnant. i am 21 years old, and most days i feel like i’m already behind in life.
for three years i’ve wanted to shave my head and for three years i’ve allowed guys to tell me that i would be less of a woman, have less beauty, or less value without my hair. for three years, i’ve had a dream that i’ve refused to indulge in because i thought that my hair was the sum of my worth and of my femininity.
i was wrong.
today, i left the salon with a shaved head.
and today, i left the salon feeling the most feminine i ever have.
this post isn’t about a hair cut, though, but about what i allow to define myself. for too long i’ve been wrong. it isn’t my hair and it isn’t a relationship. and even though some days it can be hard to remember, i can’t find my value in our culture’s definition of beauty.
i am worth more.
and you, you are worth more too.
this. this. this. this.
so proud of you, savannah! and girlfrandddd, you are freaking rockin the shaved head too! beauty!