What we’re doing now is moving into a polyethnic space. We want to be the first beauty brand that truly captures the beauty of the tapestry of skin types in America. When I say polyethnic, I mean women who are made up of several ethnicities. If you ask them what they are, they’re going to use a lot of different words to describe themselves. That’s in line with the Census data coming out — people are checking much more than two boxes. We believe we’ve put together a shoot that celebrates many different ethnicities, to become a mirror of what America’s really becoming.[...]They will serve as cultural ambassadors in bringing forth this acceptance that the definition of beauty is now colorless. There are no longer boxes of white, black, Latina, Asian. More and more women are checking the other box, they share the vision and embody the messaging in their attitude, appearance, projects and core values.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Talk show host Wendy
I’d been wanting to take the Hip Hop class for a while but was hesitant and I couldn’t figure out why. I discovered I was afraid of looking stupid, and for good reason. When I finally summoned the courage to go to my first class I was a mess. I couldn’t get the steps; I was uncoordinated and very frustrated. I didn’t understand how I was such a klutz when I was good dancer in high school. I was not only part of a small dance troupe I was the choreographer! So I couldn’t understand why I was having such a problem distinguishing my right foot from my left and couldn’t make sense of anything. Part of this was physical.
First of all I’m nearly six feet tall, and though when I watched music videos I could tell that all the dancers were small, I didn’t realize what an impact height can have on one’s ability to move gracefully. When I first started my Hip Hop class I felt like I was all arms and legs. There are two other tall women in the class who I discovered felt the same way. So on top of my inability to “internalize the steps” to remember the routine as my instructor said, I was also grappling with the fact that I’m not a small girl and my size makes it even harder for me to move swiftly with ease. And I noticed that with
In addition to being able to understand the difficulty
Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, who plays Tasha Mack on The Game was on The Wendy
Is there a fear you’re having trouble getting past? If so, what are you going to do about it?