‘Pretty’ isn’t Beauty

by Devina Gunawan Someone said, “Must be nice to be naturally pretty. You must have abused it, even when you don’t admit it, sometimes.” To which, I did not know how to respond. I do not think that women do this, to be honest, because even though we wear the armor of confidence, a lot…

Whatever Makes You Happy

by Devina Gunawan I am guilty. I have been telling a lot of people to be happy with themselves and the way they look. Because a part of me is angry at the society that has been dictating women on what is beautiful and what is not. And a lot of times, it shows in…

The Definition of Beauty

by Devina Gunawan The world defines beauty differently. And we choose what is closest, what is most exposed in our community. Long lashes that are dark and almost like curtains. Symmetrical facial structures. Perfectly done eyebrows. Small noses, because Cyrano de Bergerac never got the girl. The Kylie Jenner lips that broke many teenagers’ lips…

What They Consider Enough

by Devina Gunawan As a girl who grew up with boys, I have had enough of their talks and unrealistic expectations on women. I have learned the hard ways that the ways they view women are not what I had hoped. I have learned the hard ways that they will look at the packaging of…

Jamberry Me! Beautiful nails everywhere

by Devina Gunawan Featured image: Jamberry Nails, anyone? A really good friend of mine has always been the best role model for manicure. I remember her nails like I remember my sociology paper in sophomore year, with details and sparks of brilliance. As an art hobbyist I would complain if I ran out of space…

The Replay in My Head

By Devina Gunawan Songs can heal you. Songs can inspire you. Songs can make you feel stronger, better, and happier. Songs can turn your frown upside down. Songs can make the sun come up when you have the darkest, gloomiest days! And sing those songs when you need them. Sing them over and over again…