Beauty of ‘Different’

by Devina Gunawan Makeup is a powerful thing. It makes women feel beautiful. It gives them the confidence to walk out the door in the morning. To see other people. To shine brighter than they think they do without it. And unfortunately, there are those who are allergic to makeup. And sadly, I am one…

Il Corpo Delle Donne: Beauty and Brains

by Devina Gunawan Women’s bodies have been used as tools. They have been source of entertainment. They are the icon of beauty. They are the pride and the downfall of women. I was aghast watching the video of Il Corpo Delle Donne in my Italian class. We were learning about gender issues in Italy, yes,…

Things I Learned from Cinderella

by Devina Gunawan Lessons learned from the Cinderella movie that I got: 1. Thick makeup can’t beat cinders on your face. Inner beauty shines brighter than thick powder and lipsticks. 2. Animals are smarter than you think. Don’t underestimate the mice. 3. A gentleman will come to your house himself. He won’t just send other…

The Quest of Beauty

by Devina Gunawan Every woman wants to feel, and be beautiful. It matters not whether the man she loves finds her beautiful or not, she simply wants to believe it herself. A simple matter, a lie she needs to hear, that she is indeed, a beautiful creature. I have thought it ridiculous, that such thing…

Rebellion is Us

by Devina Gunawan The only thing that remains unchanged, is the fact that everything changes overtime. Changes are triggered by many things, such things like revolts. “Do not talk about your woman problem out loud,” I would be reminded, by the older women in my family. “You are already at the age when you should…