Makeup Optional and It Feels So Good

Jennifer Aniston

In a couple weeks, the movie Cake will be released featuring Jennifer Aniston free from any makeup – an experience Aniston calls “so fabulous—so dreamy and empowering and liberating.”

Personally, I’m really proud of her. She’s taking a stand against so many of the gender expectations in Hollywood, and the world in general, and demanding that her talent be enough – that a woman’s story maintain its value even as her sexuality is downplayed. Because #AllLivesMatter.

Regardless of whether you wear makeup or not, I hope that you can appreciate this victory for Aniston as well as the movie industry. We all have different challenges to face as we negotiate our gender identities, and each victory is worth celebrating.