STATEMENT

 

What is beauty, what is beautiful to the world I live in today?                 

Being a multi-ethnic individual of Creole heritage has played an enormous role in the way I view the world around me. I am of African and European decent; this greatly influences the way I experience society. Through the lens of beauty, I examine my position in the diaspora. Pressures of fitting into what majority culture defines as normal, neater hair and constrictive body type casting dictate my daily routine. Tangled in a mixture of black and white are the constant changes in trends and standards layered onto the historical weight of my skin. 

I am questioning the judgment that is placed on not only me but on those who navigate the world with this same burden. 

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