There are three types of beauty, 1) Political Beauty, 2) Artificial Beauty and 3) Genuine Beauty.
This is what I argue, among other things, in Pretty, a documentary series exploring different ideas of beauty across the globe. Watch my episode in the clip below.
Then if you would like to hear more of my thoughts on beauty including whether there is such a thing as black beauty, and how black women are portrayed in the UK, watch the second clip embedded below too, where I and other women in London discuss these topics.
What is beauty to you?
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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.