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Wearing makeup is my job. Over the last decade
I've used hundreds of lipsticks, thousands of face
creams and I've amassed millions
of followers making original lifestyle content for my
YouTube channel.
I use cosmetics almost every single day.
Then came the pandemic. In quarantine,
I can count the number of times
that I've worn makeup on one hand,
and it's not because I've suddenly come to dislike it.
It's because I no longer have the need or the desire
to perform for the external world.
Life as I knew it has evaporated.
What's left is the question, why
do I apologize for looking like me.
Like many women, my relationship with how I look
has been complicated.
At 14, I fell in love with strawberry-flavored lip gloss
and bright eyeshadow. And by 19,
I was wearing makeup every single day.
It even got to the point where I was showering with makeup
on because I didn't want a boyfriend
to see my acne underneath.
At 22, making beauty videos on YouTube
officially became my full-time job, and how I looked
was directly connected to how much people liked me.
The world has expectations for women.
I've appeared on camera without makeup,
and people have told me that I'm lazy or even worse.
They told me to take pride in myself. If I wore makeup
the next day,
then I was fake and shallow. And if I went more than a few
days without wearing makeup, then
my credibility as a beauty expert was questioned.
I'm 31 now,
and I thought I finally had my relationship
to makeup figured out.
I wore makeup for myself, not for others. Or at least,
that's what I told myself.
Now two months into quarantine, I'm
realizing just how much I was still
performing for other people.
I've come a long way from showering with makeup on,
but I still feel uneasy attending
a meeting or an event, even on Zoom, when
I'm at home, without makeup.
I'm noticing myself in this familiar pattern when
I get on video calls. I apologize for how I look,
and then I regret it.
And almost every woman
I'm on a Zoom call with does this, too.
We spend the first few minutes in this ritual
of picking ourselves apart for gray hairs,
wearing sweatpants, having dark circles, wrinkles, pimples,
and apologizing for not wearing makeup
and covering it all up.
Things like acne and dark circles
are universal realities, but women
aren't allowed those things.
And the science shows that women
who aren't considered to be well groomed
are actually paid less.
It took a pandemic,
but finally women can focus less on how we look
and focus more on what we do. In this crisis,
what I'm seeing on Zoom or when I look out my window
are women. Women who are useful, not just seen
by the world as decorative. In quarantine, an active self-care
for me is using makeup as a mirror to express
my emotions, not mask them.
So I'm challenging women to do something new with me.
No more apologizing for how we look.
One part public protest, two parts self-compassion.
If isolation has taught us anything,
it's that our most important audience is actually ourself.
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女孩們!別再為自己的長相或素顏向別人道歉了! (Ingrid Nilsen Wants Women To Stop Apologizing For How They Look | NYT Opinion)

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Mackenzie 發佈於 2020 年 5 月 18 日    Jade Weng 翻譯    Evangeline 審核
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