The Problem with White Beauty Standards

1. Reflection Questions

Have you or someone you know been impacted by white beauty standards? 

How did this video challenge or affirm something you’ve known or experienced in the past?

2. Take Action

Dig Deeper. Cultural norms are created and challenged by what people in a community and culture are willing to challenge and accept. You can make a difference in how you and the community around you accept harmful beauty standards by learning more about how commercial beauty standards are linked to white supremacy and capitalism. Check out this article by Jessica Defino on Teen Vogue that explores this topic more deeply.

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3. Healing + Resilience

Taking information breaks. Sometimes that amount of information in the world can be overwhelming, especially if it all feels like bad or hard news. If you start to feel overwhelmed by learning too much information too fast, take an information break! Take some time to talk with someone about what you’re learning without taking in any more information. You can also write your thoughts in a journal or check out this link for journal apps, online diaries, and digital scrapbooks. 

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