Black Women, Media Erasure, and #BootyGate

By | September 15th, 2014|Beauty, Standards of Black Beauty|

A few quick words on my essay about Vogue's Era of the Big Booty article, and erasure of black women's contributions to beauty at large.

From Retouching To Plastic Surgery: Minorities And Assimilation

By | August 22nd, 2014|Beauty, Standards of Black Beauty|

After writing so much about retouched pics of women, let's talk about surgery...

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: “White Girl Stuff”

By | March 27th, 2014|Standards of Black Beauty|

For some reason, eating healthy is often brushed off and regarded as a "white people thing..."

Young Black Boys vs Young Black Girls

By | October 24th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Social Construct|

A comparative look at the experiences of black boys in school vs. black girls, and how it affects black women.

On Body Image: The Darwinian Theory of Beauty

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

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