Standards of Black Beauty

Every so often, it’s important to re-evaluate the “standard” for beauty when it comes to women of color and how it affects us every day. Are our standards healthy? Are they beneficial to young women? Let’s talk!

28 01, 2013

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: On Self Esteem

By | January 28th, 2013|It's All Mental, Standards of Black Beauty|26 Comments

Society would make you think that being overweight is a sin...

21 12, 2012

On Body Image: The Darwinian Theory of Beauty

By | December 21st, 2012|Standards of Black Beauty|3 Comments

Why do we consider things beautiful? How does this affect our body image?

5 11, 2012

Black Women, Relaxers, The Uterine Fibroids Study, Early Puberty & Journalistic Credibility

By | November 5th, 2012|Black Hair, Standards of Black Beauty, The "Study" Guide|16 Comments

"...But my big take home message is that Black Media outlets have got to do better."

5 09, 2012

Who’s Allowed To Call You Fat?

By | September 5th, 2012|Beauty, It's All Mental, Standards of Black Beauty|32 Comments

One evening my Mother, sister and I sat at the bar in the house, and my Mother couldn't stop staring at me. "I'm just so proud of you. You just up and decided that you weren't going to be big anymore." In an effort to not start smelling my own roses, so to speak, I [...]

2 08, 2012

Body Image, Self-Worth & Sexuality: Dark Skin, A New Documentary

By | August 2nd, 2012|Beauty, Black Hair, Body Image, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty|57 Comments

A new documentary shines a light on the struggles of women of a deeper hue.

5 10, 2011

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: The Booty

By | October 5th, 2011|Standards of Black Beauty|70 Comments

No more prevalent, in the lonnnng list of reasons why women like me don't work out, is the excuse of the booty.