• 'I was profoundly aware of how different I looked'

    3 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Emma Dabiri, broadcaster and social historian, on beauty - and her journey from alienation to self-acceptance I was five years old when I first became aware of my otherness. I'm black Irish - my mum was born in Trinidad to Irish parents and my dad was born in Ireland to Nigerian parents who had moved there in the 1940s. Although I was born in Ireland, we lived in the US until I was five, and it was only on moving back to Dublin that I was made profoundly aware of how different I looked to everyone else around me.
    In the early 1980s, Dublin was an extremely homogenous and socially...
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