• Why celebrating ‘mixed-race beauty' has its problematic side | Natalie Morris

    15 days ago - By The Guardian

    The trend personified by the Kardashians is driven by the aesthetics of ambiguity - and proximity to whiteness I was insecure about how I looked when I was younger. My hair was frizzy and embarrassingly enormous. My bum stuck out too much. My lips were too big. My thighs were too big. Everything about me - specifically my racialised features as a Black mixed woman - felt “too much”. I remember the distinct feeling of wanting to shrink myself, melt myself down into something neater, smaller, sleeker - which is how I saw my white friends, and the beautiful white people on TV.
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