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"I will not change my skin color. I will love my skin."
Growing up, many of us were convinced that lighter complexions are more beautiful than morena skin tones. After all, it's easy to fall prey to this misconception when you're exposed to countless skin whitening commercials and Western-looking models regularly. Amidst the popularity of these ...
“I would always count my calories every day."
Trigger warning: This article mentions eating disorders.Having been in the spotlight for over a decade now, Belle Mariano has gained a loyal legion of fans ready to fight tooth and nail to protect her from bashers. Despite this, the 20-year-old actress admits that ...
"A lot of people were telling me that I looked big in interviews because of my round face."
Being a beauty queen isn’t just about wearing the most glamorous dresses and looking beautiful, it comes with the responsibility of using your platform to advocate for helpful causes. In the case of Miss Universe Philippines 2021 delegate Ayn Bernos, the goal has always been ...
"If we all look the same, what will make us unique?"
Every skin tone is beautiful, although society's conventional beauty standards may make you believe otherwise. There's still a long way to go in the inclusive beauty movement, but many influential personalities are already taking steps to put self-acceptance at the forefront. One of ...
In a viral video, a TikTok user came forward with the discrimination she faced while trying to enter the store's dressing room.
Yesterday, October 19, netizen Louis Marasigan took to TikTok to share her unfortunate experience of alleged discrimination at the Zara branch in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. In her video, she detailed how she was barred from entering the women's fitting room even after explaining that she ...
ICYDK, Alexa dreams of establishing her own animal shelter someday.
Many celebrities go all out for their birthday parties, but some stars choose to celebrate by giving back. Case in point: Alexa Ilacad spent her 22nd birthday volunteering at an animal shelter with her fans. In her most recent YouTube vlog, Alexa shared ...
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If you're looking for a sign to start collecting aesthetic water bottles, this is it.
If there's one thing I can never leave my house without (aside from my cellphone and wallet, obvi), it would have to be my water bottle. Real friends would know that I basically bring it *everywhere*. Whether I'm running errands, exercising, or ...
Hanap Habi helps weavers weather the pandemic.
As a college student slash activist, Kat Estrella knew she wanted her undegraduate thesis as a clothing technology student in UP Diliman to be about women.When the pandemic struck, derailing not just her academic research but also the lives of the Benguet ...
'To every young girl out there who dares to dream, it's possible.'
Content creator Ayn Bernos is one of the 100 women vying for the Miss Universe Philippines crown this year. The Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) organization announced the delegates on social media on Monday, July 19. Ayn took to Instagram to express her ...
"Others' bodies are totally NONE of your business."
Getting body-shamed has been a common experience for many, many Filipinos, but just because it happens on the regular doesn't mean it's okay and that it should continue. To change the mindset of making others feel bad about their bodies, these celebrities and ...
"Malaking tulong sa mga farmers natin."
The women of Sto. Niño, South Cotabato took it upon themselves to address two problems: the low income of their community of farmers (caused not just by the lockdown but by the Rice Tariffication Law, which has lowered the price of locally produced rice), ...
While it's not always easy, it's definitely worth it.
Brenda Mandel, 59, had plans with her husband to travel to Cebu. But instead of going on their vacation, the couple ended up adopting over 40 dogs and 10 cats in their home in Laguna. (She keeps track of their names with ...
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