Youth Radio’s Soraya Shockley shares a lesson she learned from a kindergarten experience where she had to choose a crayon to match her skin tone.
I never wanted to invite people over to my house because I thought that they would take one look at our shabby one-story home in what they would call the “ghetto” and go running back to their perfect, suburban, gated communities.
Recently, I did the “Big Chop.” I cut off about 6-7 inches of my hair.
But you like what you like. So, it’s up to you to like it.
After a lifetime of being mocked for her brown skin, Amanda Agustin describes how she came to embrace her skin tone and love laying out in sun.
You’ve heard of New York Fashion Week or Paris Fashion Week and their runway shows, but have you heard of Queer Fashion Week? It just wrapped up in Oakland, California. Youth Radio was there and produced this snapshot of the designers, the models, and what sets this fashion show apart.
The overrepresentation of white characters in American culture contributes to the systematic oppression of people of color. Negative stereotypes perpetuate discrimination, Eurocentric beauty standards provoke low self-esteem, and white washing, like in “Pan”, erases POC humanity.
It’s a weekly ritual for some girls—stopping by the make-up counter to check out the latest beauty lines. At 19,…
Ever since I was young I’ve been uncomfortable about my skin color.