Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families. Glenn was often seen on The first time I saw her on screen, I thought she was a man in drag. Not conventionally pretty, but a totally awesome actress. She is the first of three Her father was an advertising executive, writer and actor, and her mother was a math teacher.
I've been ugly and beautiful and the difference is depressing
“The ugly refugee” — brown skin and white beauty standards
But growing up black in an all-white town, I was also a generally accepted kind of pretty: After that, I knew I was beautiful with a caveat; I was attractive with an asterisk. The precocious and outgoing girl that I had been, who loved to pose and perform and tell stories and make art, became emotionally fluent in the art of self-doubt. Rebecca Carroll By the time I got to middle school, it very quickly became clear that my days of being gorgeous, let alone pretty, were over. Surrounded by girls with smooth, pale skin and shiny blond hair, who tried to tan but never to openly affect blackness, and who crimped their hair but found my coarse, kinky hair oddly remarkable, I realized that Barbie was real, and she was a nightmare.
Casual comments and admissions from women all over the world started to accumulate in my head, segregating the insecurities felt by women in general versus the insecurities specifically felt by the ones with coloured skin. The line between racism and imposition of beauty standards is murky. These differences are highlighted even further when you are surrounded by women who effortlessly and naturally fit the standards.
One girl, the main character, was tall and beautiful and the "best friend" was short and plain. I told my mother the plot of my story which largely centered around great things happening to our beautiful heroine and her friend cheering her on cheerfully from the sidelines. My mother suggested I switch the girls' appearances around. This feedback was a bombshell. Even at 12 years old I had never countenanced that short ugly people deserved good things too.