LCFF is proud to post this article by local youth, Alanna Ramirez, as part of our hope to provide the personal stories and observations of those who call Lake City “home”.
Title: Knowing Reality – by Alanna ramirez
“For years the beauty industry has influenced many trends and beauty secrets; whether that’s to curl your hair with soda cans, or learning how to clear a blemish overnight. This industry has become a huge platform to showcase standards of beauty among many different races and cultures. Although this can be seen as a good way to inspire and educate young individuals, the beauty world has become a blindfold to cover up the true meaning of what beauty is. Especially towards women of color being affected by the racism and fake body image standards they are expected to obtain.