Have you seen this?

SmallFrySmallFry Registered Users Posts: 614
I got this from the Non-hair board but I thought this board would also be a good place to put this.


check out the video. thoughts?

edited: here's the link to the video

Kiri Davis, 16, Urban Academy I wanted to make a film that explored the standards of beauty imposed on today's black girls. How do these standards affect her self-esteem or self-image. Through making this film I learned a lot about where some of these standards might stem from. Running time: 7:00. Mentor: Shola Lynch.

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  • LadyJAHLadyJAH Registered Users Posts: 81
    Thanks for posting that film link. I actually copied and e-mailed it to my sisters and girlfriends. I am 1 of 5 sisters. And we are like the Cosby kids, remember how they were all different skin hues and hair types.

    The film provokes a lot of internal dialog. I would not allow my daughters to own a Barbie Doll :wink: Anyway THANK YOU!!!!
  • curlee4lifecurlee4life Registered Users Posts: 219
    Thought-provoking: It was sad to see that things had not changed very much as to how soon small children "determine" what is deemed good versus bad.

    I had hoped that it would not have been so skewed....

    Thank you for sharing!


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  • DominiCurlsDominiCurls Registered Users Posts: 2
    First off, I take my hat off to the young lady who made this film. It is really sad to see that the standard of beauty is so skewed and warped still. And I say that because I, too, grew up with the notion that straight hair was the "good hair". As I watched the film, I could not believe the response that those little kids had to the doll test. That is just crazy!
    ...On my way to natural curls! ;-)


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