Think Makeup Means Vanity? Here’s Some Brutal Honesty About How Wrong You Are

“This is not shame. This is cringing each time I hear somebody say the word ‘makeup’ as if it is a curse word.”

By Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley

“This is not shame. This is cringing each time I hear somebody say the word ‘makeup’ as if it is a curse word.”

Not everyone finds empowerment by going makeup-free. In this performance of “In My Skin” at the 2015 Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival, Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley speaks of for all of us who are tired of our makeup being equated with vanity or self-hate.

iCon has struggled with acne, eczema, hyper pigmentation, and more – and she’s not ashamed to count makeup as one of her powerful tools for survival. If you can relate to her struggles, we hope these incredible words can help remind you that you don’t have to feel ashamed.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

A version of this post was previously published on everydayfeminism.com and is republished here with permission from the author.

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