• “Makeup Makes Me Think of Freedom”-6 Trans Women On Their Beauty Routines

    7 days ago - By Flare

    For many women around the world, learning to do makeup-or rejecting makeup as a tool of the patriarchy-is a rite of passage. For trans women, however, the bedazzling, bedeviling world of cosmetics is even more fraught.
    In mainstream media, trans women are often represented as creatures of artifice who rely on makeup to create false identities, or to deceive men into sleeping with us. But the truth is that trans women, like cisgender women, have a wide range of relationships with makeup and we aren't trying to trick anyone. (You can't pretend to be woman when you are a woman!) Makeup does...
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