Jessica DeFino

Jessica DeFino

Jessica DeFino: Changing the Conversation Around Beauty

SS Member Image    by   SheSpeaksTeam    Mar 29, 2023

It’s a constant flood of information and suggestions and tips… I don't think our brains are meant to hold this much information, especially when so much of the information is focused on the physical body. Human beings are so much more than that.

When beauty standards are set by a consumption driven, money-making machine that we can engage with 24/7, it’s going to affect the way we think about and experience beauty. This episode, Aliza sits down with beauty reporter, Jessica DeFino, to talk about what’s currently happening in the beauty industry, how our fixation with ourselves is hurting us, and how we can start to change the conversation around beauty.

Episode Highlights  

2:12 - What’s wrong with the beauty industry?

9:04 - The divide between “us and them” has been removed with social media

16:50 - Beauty standards and the effect on our overall health

23:20 - Having thoughtful conversations around beauty

What we talk about in this episode:

  • How social media has democratized “celebrity”
  • Our brains aren’t meant to hold so much information about ourselves, especially when it comes to our bodies
  • Ozempic is the new Botox
  • How to change the conversation around beauty

More About Jessica
Jessica is a pro-skin/anti-product beauty reporter dismantling beauty standards, debunking marketing myths,  and exploring how beauty culture impacts people — physically, psychologically, and psychospiritually. Jessica’s articles can be found in The New York Times, Vogue, WWD, Teen Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, Allure, New York Magazine’s The Cut, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Glamour, SELF, Coveteur, Man Repeller, HelloGiggles, Business Insider, The Zoe Report,, and more. [Source]

Links & Resources
Jessica DeFino
The Unpublishable Newsletter
CDC Teen Study Results


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