Updated: Jan 14, 2018
If you haven’t joined us for an Aura Hot Topics meetup… you are missing out on a real treat! This mini-forum style meetup is taking a shape of its own, and it is our way to help promote all things good throughout our community. You can join in on the conversation or just kick back with a mimosa and take it all in.
Hot Topics will take place on January 27 from 12 pm – 2 pm at The Aura Galleria located at 3742 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd in Durham, NC.
As always, we do not want to overwhelm you, but do know that we also want to keep you in the loop. And if you think I’m not going to mention hair, you must know better. Whether it is a new cut, some color or a special occasion up-do, we’ve got you covered.
Here is an excerpt from an article I was reading that is the basis for our Hot Topics discussion on January 27…Who Defines Your Sexy? (Posted by Amanda in women’s issues)
Growing up she received mixed messages about being sexy. Advertisements and pop culture were telling her she had to be as sexy as possible, whereas her family and other teenagers made it clear that women who were perceived as being too sexy were dirty and bad. For her, that meant that she played it safe and wore very conservative things even though they weren’t necessarily her style. She began to see her body not as something to be proud of but as something that could cause you to get cast out. Similarly, she tried hard to walk that very thin line that all women are forced to tread between what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable for a woman to do. She kept quiet instead of speaking up. She allowed other people to put themselves forward rather than put herself forward. She didn’t even dance like she wanted to for fear someone would judge her. “We need to reclaim the word Sexy”.
Being sexy isn’t about wearing the lowest neckline or the highest slit. No, it’s about how you feel in your own skin. It’s about how you hold yourself and the confidence you have. It’s about wearing what makes you feel comfortable and doing what you want. It’s about shutting out the voices around you telling you that you’re not good enough, too much of this, or not enough of that. It’s about having the audacity to just be who you want to be and ignore a whole culture trying to make you into something else.