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Final Project: The Power of Makeup

My research for this semester has been an exploration of makeup, the beauty industry/community, and stigmas attached to makeup and those who wear it. For my final project, I delved into The Power of Makeup, a tutorial turned challenge created… Continue Reading →

Final Project: My Hair Is… Painting

My project is inspired by my studies this semester and all that I’ve learned about black hair. I’ve found out about a lot of discrimination and the culture appropriation thrown against black hair. Due to the norm of having a… Continue Reading →

Correcting Complexion: Skin Bleaching

Photo: Stocksy   A Summary of Skin Bleaching Skin bleaching is the beauty and health practice of using creams, soaps, powders, serums, lotions, pills, injections, and other substances to lighten one’s skin. Skin bleaching is a common practice used all… Continue Reading →

The Power of Makeup

 The term ‘makeup’ can have many different meanings based on the context. Makeup can refer to the physical cosmetics applied to the body, the act of said application, and can often have different connotations from person to person. The beauty… Continue Reading →

Fairest Of Them All: Effects of Skin Lightening in Asia and the U.S.

  Skin lightening is not a new topic, both here in the U.S. and aboard. Unblemished fair skin has been sought after for centuries, holding classist and racist undertones that still persist today. In particular, Asian countries have a strong… Continue Reading →

Poem: The Stretch Mark

My body has marks Some of them are dark Some are around my waist Some are near my face My thighs have lines but they are fine. I’m just me So let me be B E A U T I… Continue Reading →

Body Image Activist: Ashley Graham

Ashley Ann Graham (Ashley Graham) was born on October 30, 1987, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has become one of the most popular American models, especially for women who consider themselves ”plus-sized.” She is known for her body confidence and a… Continue Reading →

Race and the Body

This image does speak volumes. White skin, blonde, hair and blue eyes has always been seen a sign of dominance, power, and beauty. As Maxine Leeds Craig outlines in her book “Ain’t I a Beauty Queen?”, African American women have… Continue Reading →

Hegemony and Black is Beautiful

This photo has me thinking about the motto “Black is beautiful.” This photo is used to enforce African-American women’s identities. Ain’t I a Beauty Queen by Maxine Leeds Craig discusses the cultural context you see in this photo. This is… Continue Reading →

Bodylore Can Benefit Everyone

The idea of bodylore is one that is new to me. Coming from a sociological background, the study of the human body is rarely a topic of discussion in my classes. However, I believe that I did learn what to… Continue Reading →

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