Black people have long contended with standards of beauty that have dictated the proper way to wear their hair. On the next Practically Speaking, we explore Black hair, women and men reclaiming their natural hair and how the community is wrestling with this trend.
Whether you’re “long hair, don’t care” or “nappy and happy,” you’ll want to hear this installment. Tune in tomorrow at 11am on http://vocalo.org | 90.7 (Chi) | 89.5 (NWI).
Dove made headlines in the past for its commitment to fostering a sense of “real beauty” in its advertising campaigns, and a recent commercial discussing another aspect of beauty has gone viral. The video, which has been circulating on Facebook recently, shows a woman describing herself to a courtroom sketch artist, who draws a picture from her description. Then, another person comes in and describes that same woman to the artist, who draws another picture and the two sketches are placed side by side. Often the picture the woman described of herself is far less attractive than the one that was described of her, leading to an emotional reflection on how women view themselves.
Luis and Shantell take a closer look at the commercial and why it is effective, as well as what it implies for women and beauty in our society today.
Real Beauty:Dove wants to highlight one fact; women are their own worst critics. Especially when it comes to their outward appearance. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. We discuss the company’s social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in…
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