Recently Maria Portillo was interviewed about societal beauty norms and how she has chosen to cope with the pressures that are put upon women. Maria is a flight attendant who is extremely compassionate, loves people and also really likes to perform. Let’s hear what Maria has to say about societal beauty norms.
“Women are forced to look a certain way and act a certain way. I have hardly ever acted the way people wanted me to. I think my parents wanted me to be a school teacher but I really wanted to be a flight attendant. It hasn’t always been that way! When I was little I wanted to work on an African safari but I decided to be a flight attendant instead, hah. I love to travel and see the world so this job is really perfect. I love talking to people too. In that I see so many people I recognize that everyone has some sort of insecurity about their appearance and it makes sense. People have so much pressure on them to look a certain way. I always march to the beat of my own drum. Even though I had pressure to stay on land and be a teacher, I decided to take to the air and fly. In relationship to societal norms I was told that I need big breasts and should have small thighs but I am the exact opposite and I love my body! However I am a firm believer that women have every right to do whatever they want with their bodies and one thing that I do do is get laser hair removal.”
Maria was then asked why this was the only thing that has ever done.
“Well because I have very dark hair and it’s thick. Look at this head of hair!” Before Maria’s hair was up in a tight bun but as she was speaking she reached behind her head and pulled down her long thick hair that cascaded down to show hair that went down to the middle of her back. “I have so much hair not only on my head as you can see, but also on my chin. No, I am not embarrassed to say that but that is why I chose to get permanent hair removal on my chin because I want to feel confident and sexy. Before I did it I was always nervous wondering if the people on the flight were judging me. Did I miss a hair? How far away can they see it? Do they want me to serve them food?” Maria laughed to herself and she drew her hair back into the bun and then took a deep breath. “Societal norms are a pain but so is other people’s judgements. I like to feel sexy and confident and by getting laser hair removal I do feel that way. I am so glad I did it.”
Maria lives in Denver, CO and one of the best places in the Denver metroplex to get laser hair removal is at Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics. They come very highly recommended.