Powerful Short Film Challenges Beauty Ideals That Govern Skin Color

March 27, 2015 2:12 PM

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Powerful Short Film Challenges Beauty Ideals That Govern Skin Color

In discussions of mainstream beauty ideals, it's not uncommon to hear media outlets discuss the prominence of certain body types, addressing disorders like anorexia and bulimia in the process. However, for many women, particularly women of color, these are far from the only harmful ways myths and norms shape perceptions of beauty, and shape perceptions of ourselves.

In her powerful short film "Yellow Fever," Kenyan artist and filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii explores the relationship between a woman and her skin color, and the hierarchy of globalized beauty imposed on impressionable minds and bodies. "While growing up, I would come across women who practiced skin bleach...

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