So during the month of April I was participating in a social media campaign called Red My Lips, which focuses on bringing attention to the fact that rapists are entirely to blame for their actions and the victim blaming trope of what victims were wearing had anything to do with their assault.
Red lipstick has long been associated with “suggestive” styles and so the organization chose wearing red lipstick daily through out April as their biggest way to raise awareness. You can find more information about the organization here.
Anyway… so while I was doing this Hubs and I had a conversation. He said: “I love you just the way you are, but I really like when you take an effort with your appearance like this. I mean, sometimes you’re more masculine than I am and it’s nice to see you look “girly” with your make up on.” Recently he’s been doing his best to eat better, lose weight, and quick smoking. It’s something I’ve always wanted him to do and I’m thrilled that he’s finally taken the initiative to do so.
So… we made a deal. I’m going to be making more of an effort to take care of my appearance, and try to be more feminine since it’s something he’s always wished I would do, but never required much like his smoking, and eating habits.
I’m happy to do it for him, but at the same time I’m completely lost. Lol. I’m thirty one years old and have never officially been taught how to apply anything make up wise save for mascara, and nail polish. So it’s kind of fun reinventing my image as it were. Not literally, I’m still the same person on the inside. But on the outside I’m trying a little bit more. It feels good. I think I like this new me!