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The Title Of Miss World Goes To Miss Accented Polished Trained Straightened…

Winners of beauty pageants become the benchmark of 'true beauty' for so many impressionable girls, but what are these really teaching our girls?

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Because The Struggle To Stay Body Positive In A Culture Obsessed With ‘Fair & Slim’ Is Real!

It has been difficult to be body positive and confident when everyone keeps shaming me for dark skin and my weight, but lately I've been trying to accept myself how I am. 

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This Innovator Duo Has Boosted Ethnic Pride In Brazil – Curls Are Now Cool & Manageable
Leila Velez Zica Assis

Leila Velez and Zica Assis are determined that the women who walk into their salons looking for well-defined curls leave with boosted self-esteem. By the age of 16, Leila Velez was the youngest ever manager of McDonalds in Brazil. At the same time, Zica Assis, also in Brazil, was working as a hairdresser. In her […]

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I Understood The Real Power I Have Over My Life & Choices, When I Shaved My Head

She had wanted to shave her head for a long time, but hadn't because she was a girl, and 'what will people say'. But then, one day, she just did it. This is the author's story of taking her power in her hands.

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You Don’t Look Like A Mother – Is This A Compliment Or A Stereotype?

Complimenting a mom that she doesn't look like a mother is objectifying her and one step away from body shaming her. Don't do it!

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Being Dark, Dusky, Is Not A Disability, Being Black, Brown Is Not A Disease!

The poet writes about the deep seated malaise in Indian society, which glorifies fair skin, and demonises dark skin - not realising the profound effect it can have on our mostly brown population.

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