Posts Tagged: colourism

Recognising intersecting identities

Recognising intersecting identities

There is no one way to be part of a group — whether that be ethnic, LGBTQ+, religious, or any other group — and it is time that society and media recognise that. We have previously written about the problems with colour-blind casting and the importance of representation in media, and with the release of …

The Ugly Side of Beauty: Oppression and Appearance

The Ugly Side of Beauty: Oppression and Appearance

Like many other women, I fell prey to the oppressive standards of beauty. But it is not just mentally exhausting to keep chasing an unattainable ideal: beauty standards are discriminatory and further marginalise the people in society that are already underprivileged. In my experience, growing up as a woman in a culture that values your …