Ladies, Lipstick, and Mental Health

For those who don’t know, I’ve been wearing lipstick every day in September to raise awareness and funds for women’s mental health research – particularly for new mothers, longing-to-be mothers, and mothers who have suffered the loss of their baby.

After a day of walking around sporting bright pink lipstick, it was nice to swap out for a darker colour today (although I got to admit, the pink is growing on me).
Now THIS colour is my cup of tea. ☕👌

Although Liptember is a great way of raising awareness, being a woman is not bright lipstick and high heels; it’s fraught with physical and emotional pain, loss, and isolation. It’s constantly being reminded of our vulnerability. It’s uphill battles, and small victories. It’s a battle against objectivity and beauty standards. It’s prayers of frustration and grief, drenched in tears.
Being a woman is strength, perseverance, beauty, and unity.

Here’s to you, ladies. We’re all in this together.

(I don’t let my hair down a lot, #guilty)

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