Ghanaian actress, Ama K Abebrese has teamed up with other public figures in the ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’ campaign to highlight the risks and dangers of skin bleaching
A 17 year old girl disclosed before a crowd at a poetry session I attended in Maseru that she had been sexually violated. Upon running into her attacker that week she decided to confront him and ask him what had motivated his actions. My heart sank, she said his response was: “because you are beautiful”! Was she supposed to have accepted that slap-in-the-face as a compliment, smiled and thanked him for it?
While some people are concerned with having a perfect dentition, the intentional removal of anterior teeth has become as equally important for various reasons
Natasha Msonza discusses what it is like to be a naturally light-skinned woman of African descent during the current “yellow-bone” and skin-lightening craze
In the (re) making of South Africa’s history, the efforts of women were often left out of the dominant narrative. So we celebrate the work of three female artists whose work reclaims the female body, and, in so doing, the South African woman’s place in history
The Daily Telegraph recently posted an article by a Nigerian lawyer suggesting that skin-bleaching is OK because women do it to be more attractive, and that’s their prerogative. It’s not the first time someone has defended the practice and missed the point.
In celebration of the beauty of Afro-Brazilians, we have listed a few of Brazil’s beautiful black women.
Why are we still putting chemicals in our hair? It’s 2014, black people have supposedly shaken off the chains of mental slavery, yet when it comes to black women’s hair we have division. Reaction in Nigeria to my natural hair: ‘Is this your hair? Chineke!’
Skin-lightening/bleaching is a problem, but it’s only a sign of much deeper inter-related issues: self-hatred, a race-based identity crisis, and the internalisation of Western-created cultural ideas that are inimical to the mental health of black people.