Pretty in Plastic

Pretty in Plastic

“What will everyone think? Is it super obvious?”As Violet* organized her books for the first day of school, these thoughts ran rampant in her mind, dampening her usual excitement for the new year. Over the summer, Violet had received a rhinoplasty, a popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed on the nose.According to a survey conducted by […]

Seeking beauty in anything

“What is beauty to you?” Here is the irony. Two judges at the 1st round of a beauty pageant asked me this question. Yet, I had no idea what to say. As I sat there with a blank mind, I engaged in a brief eye staring contest with the judges and played thumb war with […]