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Interrogating Real Beauty

What does the term ‘real beauty’ mean to you? Maybe you’ve seen it splashed around on posters or used in advertising campaigns. The term appears benevolent at first. It seems like a welcome relief from the barrage of homogenous images that feature the same toned, tanned blonde. Not to knock that archetype, some of my…