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How I Rediscovered Beauty in the Pandemic

Putting on your face isn’t as important as it used to be

Black woman applying cream to her face in front of a mirror.
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I grew up with a mother who believed in “putting on her face” before even venturing downstairs to greet company. She long proselytized the power of wearing makeup as a spiritual pick-me-up. Beauty was an exercise I was expected to perform from my earliest stages. Makeup and clothing were types of…




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