We’ve joined forces with Refinery29 and Black Ballad to ask four British women about their style, self-expression and what this means for their self-esteem.
We’re calling for inclusive beauty. Beauty that’s free from discrimination of any kind. Because beauty should be about having the freedom and choice to own your uniqueness – in whatever way you want. But for many Black women, it’s not that simple. Each style choice is often wrapped up in western beauty standards. And it can be difficult to carve out an identity in a world where your beauty, natural hair and style is still the subject of politics, petitions and debates.
“I began to appreciate my beauty, embrace my size and love myself for the person I was on the inside”
Embracing your natural beauty is a love that goes deeper than your hair, find out why it took Asha 21 years to get there.
Black, Hijabi, plus-size, influencer, author: Leah is defined by many things, and she’s tired of her hair being one of them.