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The multicultural beauty movement is about changing the way we see and define beauty. More specifically, the multicultural beauty movement embraces diversity and inclusion, uniqueness, and bold, daring choices. Sisterhood Agenda’s Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr showcase multicultural beauty at its finest.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
If no one has told you today, let me be the first to tell you: you are beautiful. Yesterday, today, tomorrow, every day, you are.
WHAT BEAUTY LOOKS LIKE
Beauty is getting darker and more diverse, celebrating the endless color hues that are part of our vast human family.
THE POWER CONNECTION
The multicultural beauty movement is about empowerment and womanist/feminist consciousness for both men and women. It is revolutionary because it changes the way we think, disrupts the status quo and provides alternatives that increase:
- Cultural identity & pride
- Gender awareness & sexual freedom
- Civil rights
YOU ARE UNIQUE
There is literally no one like you. Your uniqueness is a cause for adoration and celebration.
TIMES ARE CHANGING
Make no mistake about it: the multicultural beauty movement is not just about hair and fashion. It is a struggle for freedom.
My favorite activist, author, poet, Audre Lorde states:
“Revolution is not a onetime event.”
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.”
The multicultural beauty movement shows us that we do anything and be anyone we want to be. There are no limits to our potentials, dreams, and aspirations.
There are many signs all around you that this movement is active and moving forward at full speed. Look a the movies, television, cosmetics industry, and fashion models. Look at the most recent Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2019:
Multicultural beauty movement indicators include the following:
- Positive self-esteem
- Ethnic identity & cultural pride
- The popularity of natural hairstyles
- Uplifting and affirming media
- The existence of organizations that promote the message (like Sisterhood Agenda!)
It’s about attitude and self-expression! The impacts of the multicultural beauty movement are vast and pervasive, including:
- Economic (boycotts)
- Political (representation)
- Psychological (re-programming)
- Physical (literally)
- Spiritual (holistic)
YOU ARE YOUR OWN CREATION
We are re-learning beauty and what makes someone beautiful. We are learning how to love ourselves and each other. We are celebrating our uniqueness, no longer hiding what makes us different and special. This is a big deal. One of my favorite affirmations:
“I am my own creation.”