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I come from a long line of strong, stern, single women who did not have the luxury of ghosting on their responsibilities — if they did, people would die or suffer greatly. No breaks. No time to play.
Representing a generation of artists active since the late s, Body Talk foregrounds six African women artists whose artistic practice is concerned with past and current iconography of social protest and resistance. Plain backgrounds are enriched by luminous and colourful cuts of silk forming a texturised patchwork of personal stories and reveries. Deeply influenced by her psychological and physical experience, her textile and sculptural works apprehends the corporeality and the femininity to reveal the black body as the ultimate object sacrifice of patriarchy.
The idea that black women -- especially those with dark skin -- can't or shouldn't wear brightly colored lipstick is the type of archaic and misguided beauty advice that has been in circulation for far too long. Add that to the fact that it's nearly impossible to find foundation that matches deeper skin tonesand you've got yourself a perfect cosmetic conundrum. Melanie Yvette, editor of the website Beautifully Brownis on a mission to solve these problems and so much more. The year-old, who is a former beauty editor at Ebony, has launched a project called "Dark Girl" -- a lookbook series celebrating the plethora of makeup looks that darker skinned black women can rock despite society's narrow-minded notions.
Serena Williams is showing what a powerful woman looks like without any help from Photoshop. The tennis superstar appears in an unretouched photo on the cover of the August issue of Harper's Bazaar as part of the magazine's "real beauty" issue. The time Grand Slam champion didn't bother with any filters or Photoshop for her shoot, including the cover photo of her wearing a gold Stella McCartney gown with a Tiffany necklace and earrings.
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In this essay, I contribute to the examination of racism and discrimination in Andean societies, and particularly in Ecuador, by focusing on the reproduction of stereotypical representations of black women as hypersexual beings in ordinary Ecuadorian society. I pay careful attention to visual images and their accompanying written texts in the Ecuadorian press and in other media. This allows for a consideration of ideological continuities across different periods of Ecuadorian history.
Where are all the beautiful, powerful, black-skinned females from mythology and history? They were erased by Western art, argues Sophia Smith Galer. Clash of the Titans was one of the most popular films of
I still remember the first time I got an acrylic nail set. It was for my high school prom, and I'd decided on a short, square French tip with a pink base to accentuate my purple taffeta dress. I loved those French tips, and from that day they became my signature look for years, making an appearance at every special occasion or whenever I had a little extra cash to spend on myself.