We make and unmake ourselves in the image of what our culture finds beautiful. Shape-shifting through time and across continents, who sets the standard tells us something unnerving about who holds power.
With the Beauty Issue of Ladybeard, we want to disrupt the ideal. Ahead of the launch on 28 April, here are four of the ten experiences featured in the magazine that trouble what we mean when we say something is ‘beautiful’. Taking us through birth, (near) death, the Playboy mansion and a makeup aisle in Nevada, these are stories that give us new eyes.