Created with Sketch.
60 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Unpretty & Unfiltered with...Megan Crabbe
We're back with our final episode for season 2, another edition of Unpretty & Unfiltered, where we have unfiltered chats with trailblazers from our community: talking about their personal journeys and experiences as people of colour. We're joined by author, digital creator, and presenter, Megan Crabbe (formerly known as BodyPosiPanda) for our fifth edition. We get Megan's take on a few of the topics we've discussed on the podcast so far, such as mental health, lockdown hair, and body hair, as well as Olympic-gate and BLM.Megan Crabbewww.instagram.com/meganjaynecrabbe www.instagram.com/meganjcrabbe Listen to Megan on the Mixed-Up Podcast:: https://mixeduppodcast.libsyn.com/on-acceptance-with-megan-jayne-crabbe-aka-bodyposipanda ChiLush Curl Power Cream: https://www.lush.com/uk/en/p/curl-power-hair-cream/450g The Cut: Black Olympian's are set up to fail: https://www.thecut.com/2021/07/black-olympians-are-set-up-to-fail.html BasmaShea moisture stretch curl pudding: https://www.afrohairboutique.com/brand/Shea-Moisture/Shea-Moisture/Shea-Moisture-Red-Palm-Oil-And-Cocoa-Butter-Curl-Stretch-Pudding.html Aloe vera extraction: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CMkm-RZAwr1/ Zadie Smith, Intimations: https://www.waterstones.com/book/intimations/zadie-smith/9780241492383 KaydineI Am app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/i-am-daily-affirmations/id874656917 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
No doubt, over the past 15 months, we've all been exploring new beauty rituals and products. The Unpretty Podcast team (Basma, Chi, and Kaydine) catch up to talk about the products that we've recently been trying out, as well as some of our staple beauty items, all of which we recommend you try for yourselves. ChiShea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo: https://www.boots.com/shea-moisture-jamaican-black-castor-oil-strengthen-and-restore-shampoo-10203997 Fable & Mane HoliRoots Hair Oil: https://www.boots.com/Fable-Mane-HoliRoots-Hair-Oil-55ml-10290294 Lush Power Conditioner: https://www.lush.com/uk/en/p/power-conditioner Charlotte Mensah Manketti Oil Pomade: https://www.charlottemensah.com/shop-online/manketti-oil-pomade Ivy Wild Chebe Growth Cream: https://www.ivywild.co.uk/collections/products/products/chebe-growth-cream-1 Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer: https://www.dyson.co.uk/hair-care/dyson-supersonic/dyson-supersonic-shop-all and Wide Tooth Comb Attachment https://www.dyson.co.uk/support/journey/tools/969748-01 Glossier Exfoliating Skin Perfector: https://www.glossier.com/products/solution REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask: https://www.renskincare.com/products/glycolactic-radiance-renewal-mask Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate: https://www.kiehls.co.uk/skin-care/category/facial-oils-serums/midnight-recovery-concentrate/819.html Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate: https://www.boots.com/liz-earle-superskin-concentrate-for-night-10246087 Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/supergoop-supersize-unseen-sunscreen-spf-30-.html Hello Sunday SPF Serum: https://www.hellosundayspf.com/collections/face/products/the-one-thats-a-serum-face-drops-spf-45 Glossier Skywash Sheer Matte Lid Tint in Sienna https://www.glossier.com/products/skywash Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint (Chi wears G3 in the winter months and G2 in the summer): https://www.glossier.com/products/perfecting-skin-tint Bobbi Brown Blush in Flame has been discontinued (!!!) but the lipstick can be used as a creamy blush: https://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/2342/37182/makeup/lips/lipsticks/luxe-lip-color#/shade/Flame Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm: https://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/14007/55025/skincare/moisturiser/extra-illuminating-moisture-balm#/shade/Bare_Glow BasmaGlossier Future Dew: https://www.glossier.com/products/futuredew Glossier Cloud Paint in Dawn: https://www.glossier.com/products/cloud-paint Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer: https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/en-gb/product/hoola-matte-bronzer?product=HOOLAIB74-FULL&sku=IB74 Origins Clean Origins Cleansing Oil : https://www.origins.co.uk/product/15342/12191/skincare/cleanse/face-wash-and-cleanser/clean-energy/gentle-cleansing-oil?gclsrc=aw.ds&#/shade/Clean_Energy_w/o_pump LUSH Renee Shea Souffle Hair: https://www.lush.com/uk/en/p/renees-shea-souffle-hair-and-scalp-oil Refy Brow Sculpt: https://refybeauty.com/collections/refy-brow/products/brow-sculpt Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow: https://uk.sundayriley.com/products/ceo-glowBy Jess D Rum Cake Velvet Lipstick: https://www.byjessd.com/collections/liquid-velvet-lipstick/products/rum-cake-liquid-velvet-lipstickIl Makiage Longwear Matte Lip Cream: https://www.ilmakiage.com/uk/lips/212-18014-infinityKaydineCamille Rose Algae Renew Deep Conditioning Mask: https://www.naturalisticproducts.co.uk/collections/camille-rose-naturals/products/camille-rose-naturals-algae-renew-deep-conditioner-8oz Camille Rose Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse: https://www.naturalisticproducts.co.uk/collections/camille-rose-naturals/products/camille-rose-naturals-sweet-ginger-cleansing-rinse-12oz Shea Moisture Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter Hi-Slip Detangling Shampoo: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shea-Moisture-Butter-Detangling-Shampoo/dp/B07BD413ZS Shea Moisture Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter Curl Stretch Pudding: https://www.naturalisticproducts.co.uk/products/shea-moisture-red-palm-oil-cocoa-butter-curl-stretch-pudding-12oz Skin & Tonic Exfoliating Water: https://skinandtoniclondon.com/products/fresh-face-exfoliation-water SwearBy Skin Looklit LED mask: www.swearbyskin.com REN Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream: https://www.renskincare.com/products/radiance-brightening-dark-circle-eye-cream Simple Micellar Cleansing Water: https://www.boots.com/simple-water-boost-micellar-cleansing-water-400ml-10233099 Nivea MicellAIR Micellar Water: https://www.boots.com/nivea-daily-essentials-sensitive-carling-micellar-water-400ml-10226290 Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Power (in Bali): https://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/14020/8020/makeup/face-and-cheek/bronzer/illuminating-bronzing-powder#/shade/Bali_Brown Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Concealer: https://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/14358/49695/best-sellers/instant-full-cover-concealer#/shade/Warm_Natural Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Palette: https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/filmstar-bronze-and-glow By Jess D Embrace Lipgloss: https://www.byjessd.com/products/embrace-lipgloss Primark My Perfect Nude Toffee Dip Lipgloss (Discontinued) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Body hair, don't care with Marissa Malik and Henna Amin
Body hair is something that as, as women of colour growing up in the global north, are taught to be ashamed of. From early introductions to hair removal (brow threading, sugaring, bleaching) to adolescent shaming in the changing rooms at school; our darker, often thicker hair can be more visible on the skin leading to insecurities about our perceptions of our own beauty, particularly in the South Asian communities. Body hair positivity is on the rise, but with the erasure of the Black trans femmes who lead the movement, and South Asian & Latinx femmes from the conversation, there is clearly more progress to be made.We are joined by Henna Amin and Marissa Mailk to chat about the biology and cultural history of body hair for Women of Colour, and if / how we can embrace our natural growths.Marissa Malikhttps://www.instagram.com/mariimals/ https://twitter.com/mariimals Dazed Beauty: Marissa Malik on how it feels to have your stomach hair go viral https://www.dazeddigital.com/beauty/body/article/48969/1/marissa-malik-on-how-it-feels-to-have-your-stomach-hair-go-viral Henna Amin https://www.instagram.com/henna_speaks/ https://twitter.com/henna_speaks mxogyny: Henna on the erasure of brown women from body hair movement https://www.mxogyny.com/pieces/the-erasure-of-brown-women-from-the-body-hair-movement-is-nothing-new-but-this-time-weve-had-enough Allure: Soy La Pelúa: Embracing My Body Hair as a Latinx Person: https://www.allure.com/story/latinx-body-hair-acceptance-soy-la-pelua This weeks beauty recommendations:Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/supergoop--unscreen-sunscreen-spf-30.html Cerave Moisturising Cream: https://www.lookfantastic.com/cerave-moisturising-cream-340g/11798692.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Protecting the crown with Kelechi Okafor and Dawn Butler
The year is 2021 and still, in the UK, there are no legislations outlawing hair discrimination whether it's in schools or the workplace, with groups such as Project Embrace and the Halo Collective fighting for change, how are we still here? We are joined by MP for Brent Central, Dawn Butler, former Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, and Kelechi Okafor, actress, director, and public speaker, to talk discuss the problems and possible ways that we can contribute to enforce longstanding positive change.Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Dawn Butler Brenthttps://www.instagram.com/dawnbutlerbrent/ https://twitter.com/DawnButlerBrent Kelechi Okaforhttps://www.instagram.com/kelechnekoff/ https://twitter.com/kelechnekoff The Halo Collective: https://halocollective.co.uk/ Stylist: Let’s discuss Naomi Osaka https://www.stylist.co.uk/fitness-health/wellbeing/naomi-osaka-upsetting-pressures-black-female-athletes/528269 Ebony, 1982: What Happened to the Afro https://tinyurl.com/48d65v7t Glamour: Hair Discrimination is Real https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/afro-hair-bias-hair-discrimination This week's beauty recommendations:TK Maxx: This Works No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturiser: https://www.tkmaxx.com/uk/en/womens-early-access/no-wrinkles-extreme-moisturiser-48ml/p/42362294 Estrid Eco Blades: https://estrid.com/uk/products/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | May 20, 2021
Casting call with Ola Christian and Rae Elliman
Both the fashion industry and film and tv industries came under fire post-June 2020 regarding the lack of diverse representation of the communities they claim to serve. Conversations about representative casting in the UK span beyond even the last decade, but what progress has been made? Does the art reflect "the time now" - as Gemma Chan notably said in her 2019 Allure interview?Almost a year following the commitments of June 2020, where are we now, and what more is there to be done?We discuss this and more with Rae Elliman, casting director, producer, and writer, and Ola Christian, founder of Leville, the UK's leading casting agency for diverse talent and audiences.Unpretty Podcastwww.instagram.com/unprettypodcastwww.twitter.com/unprettypodcastRae Ellimanwww.instagram.com/raechenellimanwww.instagram.com/raeellimancastingwww.raeelliman.comOla Christianwww.instagram.com/olachristianwww.instagram.com/leviletvolachristian.comReferencesGemma Chan want to end whitewashing in Hollywood and in history books: https://www.allure.com/story/gemma-chan-cover-story-2019Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p09fy1qy/leighanne-race-pop-powerNas: Time is Illmatic: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80011844 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 minutes | May 6, 2021
Unpretty and Unfiltered with...Sir John
We're back with another edition of Unpretty & Unfiltered, where we have unfiltered chats with trailblazers from our community: talking about their personal journey and experiences as people of colour. For this fifth edition, we're joined by global celebrity make-up artist behind many of Beyoncé's iconic beauty looks, Sir John, who shares how he has navigated the beauty industry as a black man, his collaboration with Barbie, why mental health is important to him, why you should always use a damp beauty blender, plus loads more! Unpretty Podcasthttps://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Sir Johnwww.instagram.com/sirjohnThe Times: Interview with Sir John: Beyoncé’s beauty guru: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/interview-with-sir-john-beyonces-beauty-guru-3pj75005m CR Fashion Book: Beauty Secrets with We Learned from Sir John: https://www.crfashionbook.com/beauty/a31812568/beauty-secrets-sir-john-beyonce/ Allure: Makeup Artist Sir John Just Created Six Bomb Beauty Looks for Barbie: https://www.allure.com/story/barbie-style-sir-john-beauty-collaboration-interview Make It Reign with Clara Amfo: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-10-clara-amfo/id1549676420?i=1000518770949Pass The Mic Masterclass with Candice Braithwaite: https://www.instagram.com/p/COTDBd7BOAD/Shut Up Ewan - Law Roach: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6SfscIaBA0vz73G7yR41jQ?si=otZk-xQTRQ6Ua65CjpOSgQ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Grillz - do they make your mouth smell?
Gold teeth and grillz were once something most frequently seen on black hip hop artists or TV gangsters, but in more recent years are more widely worn by people from all different cultures. We are joined by Solange Garcia and Tania Townsend from Milk and Honey London and Donnie Sunshine to discuss the history of dental adornments - from Ancient Etruscans to liberated American slaves, and why they are so popular today.Unpretty Podcastwww.instagram/unprettypodcastwww.twitter.com/unprettypodcastMilk & Honey LondonTania Townsend - https://www.instagram.com/tantoomuch/ Solange Garcia - https://www.instagram.com/ess.oh_/ https://www.instagram.com/milkandhoney.london/ https://milkandhoneylondon.com/ Donnie Sunshinehttps://www.instagram.com/donnie_sunshine/ https://www.3000ceanhill.com/ Vice: The Ancient History of Grills: https://www.vice.com/en/article/znw9z4/the-ancient-history-of-grills-456 WePresent: Anyone who was anyone in Atlanta was a regular at Famous Eddie’s: https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/eddie-plein-mouth-full-of-golds/ YouTube: EDDIE'S GOLD TEETH- GEORGIA ON MY MIND SERIES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR1F06Le34c ELLE: Black Women, Grillz, And The Reclamation Of Power: https://www.elle.com/fashion/a32378796/grillz-fashion-beyonce-lizzo-erykah-badu/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Getting wiggy with Twiggy Jalloh and Gina Knight
Wigs and weaves play integral roles in the culture of black beauty. Whether as a form of visual and creative expression, a protective hairstyle or an attempt to assimilate to Eurocentric beauty standards, each person's motivations differ. We're joined by Twiggy Jalloh, beauty and lifestyle writer at British Vogue, and award-winning wig designer, Gina Knight to explore the complexities of hair pieces and extensions, personal experiences and outward exceptions, while discussing what goes into creating the ultimate constructions. We talk lace fronts and closures, tracks and glues, styling and maintenance, and hair textures.Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Gina Knighthttps://www.instagram.com/ginaatinukeknight/ https://www.instagram.com/ginaknightwigdesign/ https://twitter.com/ginaatinknight Twiggy Jallohhttps://www.instagram.com/twiggyjalloh/ https://www.instagram.com/taketenwithtwiggy/ Black Ballad: Black Women Did It First: The True Trendsetters Of The Beauty Industry https://blackballad.co.uk/views-voices/black-women-did-it-first-the-true-trendsetters-of-the-beauty-industry Jackie Aina on Youtube: How I Install My Lace Wigs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDLCu-8DXsE Refinery 29: A Beginner's Guide to Wigs & Weaves https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/weaves-wigs-hair-extensions-types-differences#slide-10 RUKA: Afro textured hair ponytails and clip ins https://rukahair.com/ Radswan: Afro textured synthetic wigs https://radswan.co.uk/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
There's no shame in menstrual health...with Zing Tsjeng and Karen Arthur
Periods are one of the many taboo subjects rarely covered in traditional African and South Asian cultures - Amika George talks about the outdated myths and superstitions surrounding the impurity of a girl who's menstruating - whether it's the prohibited entry into temples or the more extreme banishment into designated huts in rural communities in Africa and South Asia. Menopause is talked about even less, but as women, we will all go through it. We want to talk about why it's such a taboo, and how the cultural taboos contribute to period poverty both in the UK and the wider world.We are joined by Vice UK's executive editor and author Zing Tsjeng, and founder of Menopause Whilst Black, Karen Arthur, to unwrap cultural taboos about female menstrual health.Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Karen Arthur https://www.instagram.com/thekarenarthur/ https://www.instagram.com/menopausewhilstblack/ https://twitter.com/thekarenarthur Zing Tsjeng https://www.instagram.com/miss_zing/https://twitter.com/misszing United Zingdom Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0863v08/episodes/downloads Menstruation ReadingVice: Zing Tsjeng's period poverty documentary https://www.vice.com/en/article/qv4z7m/the-activists-making-sure-kids-dont-miss-school-because-of-their-periods Galdem: We Need to Talk About Periods More https://gal-dem.com/period-organic-company/ Women's Health: Why Are Tampons Taboo in Some Communities of Colour? https://www.womenshealthmag.com/uk/health/a33403057/tampons-bame-communities/ ELLE UK: Rupi Kaur And Amika George talk period shame https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/culture/a27507537/rupi-kaur-and-amika-george-two-teen-icons-taking-on-the-world/ Two Twos Podcast: 'I didn't think Trans Men had periods' with Kenny Ethan Jones https://open.spotify.com/episode/29rdqnzR6sNt5hhyBQ1l7X?si=u4X2Ilg1TqiH9R4sh0yjBAMenopause ReadingBritish Vogue: Karen Arthur Interview: https://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/article/karen-arthur-interview New York Times Menopause Stories: https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000007490980/menopause-stories.html Black Girls Guide to Surviving Menopause: https://blackgirlsguidetosurvivingmenopause.com Black Ballad: Why Black Women Should Be Talking About Menopause Earlier: https://blackballad.co.uk/views-voices/black-women-and-menopause *Stop Asian Hate Reading and Resources*British Vogue: Asian Women’s Bodies Are Not Playgrounds For White People by Zing Tsjeng: https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/atlanta-shootings-racism Grazia: Susie Lau on the importance of the Stop Asian Hate Campaign: https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/in-the-news/stop-asian-hate-campaign-movement-susie-lau/ Refinery29: The Stark Reality Of Racism For East and South East Asian Women In The UK: https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/asian-women-hate-racism-uk Besea.n: A grassroots movement shining a light on the experiences of British East and South East Asians https://www.besean.co.uk/ , https://www.instagram.com/besea.n/ End the Virus of Racism: Ethnic Disparities and Inequality in the UK among ESEA communities https://www.endthevirusofracism.com/inequalities-report See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Clean beauty, Ayurveda and ingredient storytelling with Akash Mehta and Laila-Jean Washington
Natural beauty remedies have strong roots in cultures from the Global South, long before the commercialisation from the household cosmetics companies we know today. From argan and coconut oils, shea butter and ayurvedic remedies, the assorted use of these raw ingredients has often been a way for black and brown people to create their own clean products, where the big brands and retailers failed to deliver. During the national lockdown with many of our go-to beauty retailers deemed "non-essential", postage delays, and arguably more time on our hands there is more reason for us to try and create our own treatments. We are joined by founders Akash Mehta of Fable & Mane and Leila-Jane Washington AKA "Neffy FroFro" of Wildseed Botanicals to discuss the power of ingredient storytelling, natural beauty remedies, and rituals linked to their cultural roots.Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Akash Mehtahttps://www.instagram.com/mehta_a/https://www.instagram.com/fableandmane/Laila-Jean Washingtonhttps://www.instagram.com/neffyfrofro/https://www.instagram.com/wildseedbotanicals/#StopAsianHate#UnprettyPodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Season 2 is coming...
Season 2 of the Unpretty Podcast will be dropping very soon! We've got some great guests, (some of which you've asked us to get on the podcast), that join our co-hosts Chi Ufodiama and Basma Khalifa to explore the world of beauty through the lens of Black and non-black people of colour. Make sure you're subscribed to be the first to hear when the first episode of this season goes live.#UnprettyPodcast @unprettypodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
It’s time for some beauty sleep
For the final episode of our first season, Basma and Chi are joined by producer Kaydine to discuss our favourite moments, key learnings and plans for season two. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Loc'd and loaded with Akinola Davies Jnr
Locs, dreads, dreadlocks, whatever you call them it’s difficult to find a more divisive hair style in black British culture. From the historic roots stemming back to slavery or Rastafari culture to the more modern day work place “beauty standards” and appropriation, we want to talk about it all. Joining Chi and Bas on our last themed episode of the season, is film maker Akinola Davies Jnr, who shares his long term commitment to locs and we ask him all the questions we've had since the first episode. Is the term “dreadlocks” offensive? Is it okay for non-black people to don the style? What made you decide to wear your hair in this way? What’s the process that goes into creating and maintaining your locs and is it really anyone's business?Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Akinola Davies Jnrwww.instagram.com/akinoladaviesj www.twitters.com/www.instagram.com/akinoladaviesj www.akinoladaviesjr.com Niellah Arboine, What I Learnt About Loc'ing my hair during lockdown. - https://www.bustle.com/style/what-i-learnt-about-locing-accepting-my-natural-hair-during-lockdown Kevin Morosky, The Black Sq https://www.instagram.com/p/CHvfUk0hrvi/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Colourism: skin tone bias, status, and the white lens with Poorna Bell and Tobi Kyeremateng
The topic of colourism has come up again and again throughout our conversations on the Unpretty Podcast so we wanted to take the time to properly unpack and understand all elements, across various cultures. Living in the West, in a largely white society - where a good tan is associated with luxury and a sign of good health - colourism feels like a concept as foreign as our names. But it still very much lives within the black and brown communities, both in our native countries and in the western world. We want to unpack the cultural history of colourism from past tense to the modern day - discussing skin bleaching, media representation and dating in modern society. Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Poorna Bell https://www.instagram.com/poornabell/https://twitter.com/poornabell Tobi Kyeremateng https://www.instagram.com/tobikyere/ https://twitter.com/tobikyere Galdem: How colourism and misogynoir affected a generation of dark-skinned black women on and off the timeline - https://gal-dem.com/how-colourism-and-misogynoir-affected-a-generation-of-dark-skinned-black-women-twitter/ Stylist: How I finally changed the conversation around colourism in my family - https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/colourism-skin-whitening-poorna-bell-beauty-standards/292569 Dazed Beauty: Beauty brands need to do more if they actually want to end colourism - https://www.dazeddigital.com/beauty/body/article/49789/1/colourism-fair-and-lovely-loreal-unilever-skin-whitening-bleaching-products See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Mental health stigmas in POC communities with Dr Rupy Aujla and Agnes Mwakatuma
Mental health is a key component to our perception of our own beauty and self esteem. Although we’ve come a long way in terms of awareness, the subject of mental health is often still stigmatised amongst non-white cultures, and discussions around any mental health battles you may be facing seen as a taboo subject, e.g the issue of masking pain is especially still prevalent amongst non-white men. With the amount of challenges that 2020 has brought, there has never been a more important time to check in on our mental health, and to discuss this issue and push the agenda to understand that poor mental health is something we are all susceptible to. For this episode, Chi and Basma talk to Agnes Mwakatuma, founder of Black Minds Matter, and Dr Rupy Aujla (aka The Doctor's Kitchen) about their own experiences with mental health and why the stigmas still exist within black and brown communities. From religious cultures and household matriarchs, to the eurocentric models of mental health care in the UK, our guests share guidance and solutions to help bring more healthy conversations about mental well being. Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Black Minds Matterhttps://www.instagram.com/blackmindsmatter.uk/ http://blackmindsmatter.co.uk/ Dr Rupy Aujlahttps://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/ https://www.thedoctorskitchen.com Bristol Cable: Misunderstood and excluded: How to build mental health services fit for diverse communities - https://thebristolcable.org/2020/10/misunderstood-and-retraumatised-black-services-users-speak-out-about-their-experiences-of-mental-health-provision-bristol/ British Vogue: Your Black Friends Are Still Exhausted, Check On Their Mental Wellbeing - https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/black-exhaustion-mental-health Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive - https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Reasons-to-Stay-Alive-by-Matt-Haig-author/9781782116820 #IAMWHOLE founded by Jordan Stephens - https://www.whole.org.uk/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Is it problematic to have a racial dating preference? With Evelyn Mok and Vick Hope
Ever been told you are ‘someone's type’, but because of your ethnicity rather than personality? Have you ever been told you are someones shade? Fetishising race has been part of a long and troubling history that has been an issue through time, from black people's bodies fetishised since slavery, to South Asian women being seen as submissive by western males. From the recurring “I want mixed race children” justification of seeking out a particular race, to the exclusively dating outside of your own race. Is it racist to say "I only date black guys”? But what are the common things that come up? What does it mean to be a minority not in the abstract but in the reality in the pursuit of love. The infamous OKCupid study in 2014 found that Asian men and Black women get fewer matches than other races on dating apps. Furthermore, white men and Asian women appeared to receive the most matches (data focused on heterosexual users). We want to explore this prominent issue in today's culture, including experiences of online dating in a world where people of colour constantly feel like they are degraded to a fetish, and how emotionally damaging this can be. Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Vick Hopewww.instagram.com/vicknhope/https://twitter.com/vicknhope?lang=en Notes of Love - https://fentonand.co/products/notes-on-love BBC Radio 1 Life Hacks - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09c189d Evelyn Mokhttps://www.instagram.com/evelynmok/ https://twitter.com/evelynmok https://www.evelynmok.com/wp/ Rice to Meet You Podcast https://ricetomeetyoupod.com/ BBC iPlayer, Bring British East Asian - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p08m19bz/being-british-east-asian-sex-beauty-bodies What Is This Behaviour, Ep 17 - Interracial Dating - https://open.spotify.com/episode/7dN2Ffv8QolAii3NIJomFR See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Unpretty & Unfiltered: The team talk Black History Month
Recorded on Monday 28th of September, Basma and Chi are joined by producer Kaydine to reflect on actions since June 2nd and anticipate what is to come over Black History Month. Black History Month, celebrated throughout October in the UK, is a time firmly placed in the cultural calendar with many insitutions from the BBC to the British Film Institute rolling out programming each year across the month and educational settings dedicating the curriculum to teaching Black history. We discuss how we generally feel about this cultural moment, it's neccesity and our expectations for the month ahead. Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Rethinking "nude" as a colour with Anita Bhagwandas and Ade Hassan
As people of colour (or actually people in general) we are taught about the concept of nude as one homogenous colour - falling somewhere on the spectrum between peach and beige.The style media tells us that a nude court shoe will elongate our legs, a nude lip is a must have, wear nude underwear under white clothing, nude tights will keep you warm without ruining your overall look, but when the shades aren’t there, where does that leave people of colour?This is something we all face from a young age – felt tips and crayons at school, plasters, ballet slippers. We want to unpack and challenge the concept of nude as a colour and the exclusionary effects that it has on women of colour as they navigate through their journey of self expression.Exploring the various different tones of black and brown skin and the need for true representation for all shades, while discussing our never-ending search for the perfect nude lip.Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Anita Bhagwandas https://www.instagram.com/itsmeanitab https://www.stylist.co.uk/beauty/the-changing-face-of-beauty/132781 Ade Hassan, MBEhttps://www.instagram.com/itsadehassan https://www.instagram.com/nubianskin nubianskin.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Unpretty and Unfiltered with...Munya Chawawa
We're back with another edition of Unpretty and Unfiltered, where we have unfiltered chats with trailblazers from our community: talking about their personal journey and experiences as people of colour.For this third edition, we welcome comedian Munya Chawawa to share his rise to the top of our Instagram feeds. We speak about his upbringing, the hilarious characters he brings to life, and of course his eyebrows.Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Munya Chawawawww.munyachawawa.comhttps:/www.instagram.com/munyachawawahttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhjXHUirtN7RSgKKdrTo4Ahttps://twitter.com/munyachawawa See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Being mixed race and navigating through your identity with Bluey Robinson and Jasmine Müller
“Mixed race” is widely reported as the fastest growing ethnic group in the UK, yet encompasses so many different variations of people of dual or multiple heritage.In race conversations, people of mixed heritage are often sidelined, or asked to “pick a side”, pushing them to turn their back on one part of their culture in order to let the other define them. Being told they are “too much” or one thing or “not enough” of the other. But why can’t all elements be expressed and celebrated in tandem?From racist family members and childhood bullies to finding your community, we speak to our guests about their journey to finding themselves and expressing their identity in all forms.Unpretty Podcasthttps://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/https://twitter.com/unprettypodcastJasmine Müllerhttps://www.instagram.com/jasminegmuller/Bluey Robinsonhttps://www.instagram.com/blueyofficial/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZnvPh2UP9GHCNAHWP-NGQ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2021