Modern Day Marilyn Monroes: A Closer Look at Society's Faulty Judgment of Sexy Women
Let's be honest, Marilyn Monroe gave off mad “do me” vibes. She pushed the envelope on sexuality and her image was used to promote what an attractive woman was in her era and we still use her as an example today. She was one of the sexiest pioneers for business is pleasure minded women. Contrary to what was perceived about Miss. Monroe, she was actually a nerdy dog lover with a stutter. ( Not joking, google it) Its amazing how imagery can paint a totally different story than who a person really is. I imagine if I was a reporter at that time looking to have an exclusive interview with her, I would want to catch her off guard early on Monday morning to see her in a big stained shirt, reader glasses on, and her coffee mug that reads “I love dogs” on it. That's when you would get the real story. Unfortunately for me I was born in the wrong era, so I looked to see who is the modern marilyn monroes of this time frame. It wasn't hard, have you checked instagram lately? We have gorgeous women proud of their bodies, and making business savvy decisions behind their sexy looks. But does the theory still stand, Just because they give you the look, is that their actual lifestyle. I interviewed an instagram babe who has a pretty following and she confirmed that there is pure beauty behind her curves. Her name is Jenae ( @_sassyJ ) and she allowed me to see her for her. Here are some questions I asked, and her responses are kind and sweet just like her in real life. Like seriously shes one of the nicest people I ever met. She shared a little bit with me how a lot of people judge her by her looks even those for future employment. My response? Well I think they aren’t really trying to get to know her, so I started there. I wanted to get to know her….
What do value most in life and why?
The one thing I value most in life is my creativity. There’s no greater feeling than being able to bring my concepts/ideas to life and it’s like my version of showing the world how I see beauty through photography and fashion.
What is your morning/night routine?
Current morning routine is taking the Metro, then stopping for Kombucha at WholeFoods (which is like my morning coffee minus the caffeine), Night Routine is making dinner with my little sister and lighting candles to unwind and decompress. While what I do for work is stressful, I don’t bring it home with me.
Where do you love to spend your down time?
Currently with my boyfriend in which me and him love visiting museums and watching old movie faves at the Melrose Rooftop Theater.
How do negative comments affect you, do you go down the list and read them?
Negative comments used to get to me, but now I just block and keep my peace
What do you look for in a partner?
Someone who’s not only a listener but who is also honorable. Meaning, they can admit when they’re wrong and not make me feel like what I’m feeling is insignificant. Also someone who would make a great father one day, not that I’m trying to have a baby though.
What would you tell young women that is looking to follow in your footsteps?
I would tell her it's not easy being a black woman in this world. We have to work 10 times harder but the reward is much more worth it in the end!