celebrating inclusive beauty since 2009

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

the right aesthetic

i had to share this beautiful image of the stunning london born ghanian model, teiko dorno. it would be fantastic to see more models who look like this reflected in our society. what a difference that would make in the self-esteem of all the brown girls (and boys) out there. i was just reading a blog where the writer encountered some blatant but sadly widespread ignorance with a meatpacking district club. several "regular black girls" were not given admittance because they did not meet the standard of the club. this club preferred clientele that was of the more "exotic" type. so biracial, mixed, lighter skin, whiter features ect were the golden tickets. if you didn't look like a video vixen or have a huge bubble ass and long weave or so, your presence was not welcomed. this blog entry made me so ANGRY! but my anger isn't just with this one particular club; its about our society as a whole. there is no such thing as a regular black girl. black girls with black girl features are gorgeous, just like the rest of their counterparts. no ifs, ands or buts about it. curves are just as cute as slim figures. freckles, gap tooth, dark eyes, brunettes, kinky or curly hair are all great assets to have. when will we learn to embrace all types of beauty instead of the same old boring look? read about the incident here for more insight...http:/www.abelleinbrooklyn.com/home/2010/9/1/visual-aesthetics.html let me know your thoughts, if you have an opinion...

with concern, xoxo jenna pearle*

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