Monday, 27 July 2015

‘Pretty': Docuseries Exploring What Beauty Means To Black Women Around The World

Recently I stumbled across an interesting docuseries on YouTube called Pretty'. The series started in January and it basically looks at what beauty means to black women from around the world.

Below is a brief synopsis of the series taken directly from Hello Beautiful:

There a lot of different ideas about what it means to be beautiful, and one new docuseries is hoping to explore every facet of it.
Pretty is something that is hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Depending on where you’re from that could look a lot different. Adding race to the equation brings in a whole new group of variables. As such, Antonia Opiah decided that it might be interesting to take a look at what beauty means to Black women around the world in her new webseries, Pretty.
According to Shadow and Act' the series debuted back in January. That means there are a bunch of episodes to get caught up on if you’re just finding out about it.
In Pretty Antonia asks Black women from London, Paris and Milan what beauty and the concept of what is beautiful means to them. From the promo above, you get a taste of the fact that being pretty is more than just a certain set of physical attributes, it’s about what each woman brings to it. Some even share how their perception of beauty has changed over the course of their lives.
She doesn’t just speak to one type of Black woman, either. Antonia sat down with Brown girls of all complexions and backgrounds to show just how broad this subject can be. Pretty goes further beyond the surface as it also explores their thoughts on fashion, self-esteem and feminism among other things.
Ultimately it all results in a tapestry of all the ways Black women are beautiful even when living in areas where European ideals are the norm'

I have watched the first episode (Paris) and so far I think it is quite interesting. As a Londoner myself, I am looking forward to watching the episodes in London to hear what my sisters from London have to say. For easy access, I have also put the playlist in the right sidebar of the blog, and this will be updated as new episodes are aired. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think'

Stay confident and beautiful 


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