In order to provide a more frequent and increased mix of content – which I’d like to do – I’m thrilled to have teamed up with the fabulous and smart ladies at Parlour Magazine and will occasionally share dope content that I know you will appreciate. Enjoy the occasional snippets! Happy thanksgiving!
“I love advertising. Not just because it’s what pays the bills, but as someone who creates campaigns, it’s good to look at the past to get ideas for the future. This ad by Noxema, which appeared in Ebony Magazine, uses the diversity of Black women as it’s selling point. Simple, sweet and strong. So while I’m not a Noxema user (anymore), it’s good to know that not all brands played into the Brown Paper Bag rule back then.” Read the rest of this post at Parlour
I too find it noteworthy that the models all have contact lenses in lighter colours, were the 60s perhaps subject to a different type of shadeism? Nevertheless, I think this is a great ad!
Hi! I’m Minna Salami. I’m a writer, blogger, columnist, lecturer and speaker and the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, which connects feminism to contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective. I’ve been listed alongside Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie as one of “twelve women changing the world” by ELLE and my work has been used as a resource and case study at universities around the world. Like what you just read? Sign up above to receive new posts directly in your inbox.