We are women, not objects. We come in all colours, shapes and sizes. We have minds, feelings and savvy. We are queens not peasants. We deserve to be accepted as we are, not as what society wants us to be. We demand respect!
That’s the opening of a local facebook group in Cornwall called The Naked Face. Our former host of The Vagina Hour on Seaway Radio, Marina Restinetti started it. The former journalist, now proud momma of a infant, and amazing barmaid is showing some initiative in helping women show themselves without make up.
It’s amazing how much most of the women look sans war paint, and you can see from their words how emotional the experience is for them. Having lived and worked in cities like Montreal, Toronto, and LA I’ve seen some of the emotional landscape that women put themselves through to compete with other women and to make themselves happy when they look in the mirror.
The psychology of make up is incredible all to itself. The multi billion dollar industry gets its start when little girls play with make up and is something that is a ritual that lasts into their Golden years.
I know we men generally do not wear make up as such; but I think the sentiment is something that goes far deeper than some lippy. To me it’s about being ourselves, wrinkles and all. It’s not just the aesthetics, but it’s deeper, spiritual, and while it may be a dream just imagine a world where we could all be ourselves and live in our own skins without trying to achieve ideals that most will sadly never achieve.
Today, the women of Cornwall and area have laid it on the line and posted thousands of pictures of themselves, some multi-generational even and as you scan through it’s pretty amazing stuff.
Will you post your Naked Face in the Group? CLICK HERE for the LINK to the group and if you post your pic here on CFN we will enter your name into a random draw for a gift card to the very YUMMY Moon’s Japanese & Thai Sushi Bar and Buffet!