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I grew up in Apartheid South Africa, but I also experienced it change into a democracy.
It’s really crazy how the system of apartheid didn’t just oppress people based on the color of their skin, but also turned ethnic groups against another. White supremacy also fueled the way we perceived beauty. I remember, year after year, watching Miss South Africa beauty pageants and being in awe as tall, white and blonde women almost always became the prized queens of the pageant. And I remember how ugly it made me feel that I would never be considered ‘beautiful’ if beauty pageants, Barbie dolls and models on the covers of magazines were anything to go by.
Date25.11.2017 | 11:01
Tagsapartheid, barbie, beauty, diversity, monchichi, Sarona Wolter, skin color, South Africa, women's rights
For their project “Eyes As Big As Plates,” Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth and Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen have photographed people from ten countries, dressed in plants from where they live.
Date14.07.2017 | 9:25
Tagsbeauty, body positivity, Gönna Kettels, Karoline Hjorth, natural beauty, photography, Riitta Ikonen, women's rights
Summer is finally upon us in the northern hemisphere. With rising temperatures, clothes are getting scantier, regular bodies are being exposed to the critical eyes of the tabloid press and those who prey on our insecurities. This in turn has led to the next head-scratching body trend.
Date10.07.2017 | 14:12