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“These Black Girls Need to be in the Shows”

It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white. It is a saying that has been long perpetuated and one would think that, by now, it would be as ingrained in our understanding the same way as basic math. But whilst the statement certainly rings true, there is a whole other dimension to it. What if […]

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Colourism in 2019: Your favourite brands are selling skin-whitening products behind your back

Skin-lightening is a booming part of the cosmetics industry and some of your favourite brands are telling women worldwide that they need whiter skin to make them happy. In 2017, the skin-lightening industry was valued at $4.8 billion, and it is projected to grow to $8.9 billion by 2027. The market is truly global, as […]

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The culture of colourism and why it needs to end

The culture of colourism continues to be a largely taboo subject, and we are looking to encourage this conversation. In essence, colourism is the prejudice or discrimination against individuals with dark skin tones, typically among the same ethnic or racial group. Most prevalent in the beauty and fashion industry, the issue of colourism is still […]