All posts tagged in beauty standards

  • January 2, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    The natural hair movement has its beginnings in the 60s and 70s when segregation was still an issue. African American women like Angela Davis wore their natural hair in the form of afros as a way of going against the eurocentric beauty standards forced on black people in order to assimilate into society. The natural hair … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-the-internet-ruined-the-natural-hair-movement/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 12, 2018By alexis

    Labeled as a model to watch, 20-year-old British model, Sonny Turner, has made a name for herself in the fashion industry. From modeling for several Aerie campaigns to using her social media prowess as an influencer for Fenty Beauty, Sonny has many brand name campaigns under her belt and continues to amaze the modeling world … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/meet-sonny-turner-a-model-who-doesnt-conform-to-the-instagram-baddie-caricature/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 9, 2017By Arushi Tandon

    Growing up, I developed an inferiority complex about the way I looked due to the portrayal of girls and young women in mainstream media. The incessant whiteness, thinness and idealized standards of beauty drove me to the point that I thought I was ugly because I didn’t look like those girls on tv. This poem … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/they-never-looked-like-me/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read