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100 Years of Korean Beauty Shows the Politics of Division in One Minute

A few months ago, we explored body image in the Asian community. Julianna Haahs’s story was a piercing indictment on the unrealistic Korean beauty standards; and our exclusive interview with Korea’s first plus-size model demonstrated the evolution of social and personal acceptance. The perception of beauty is often times defined by cultural boundaries. But what does beauty…

50 Shades of Latino + America Ferrera & Eva Longoria Jabs at Subtle Racism

You must remind the dominant culture (and ethnic peers), occasionally, that nationality and ethnicity are both fluid identities. And, yes, even other latinos/latinas forget about their own diversity, but it’s particularly prevalent in the dominant culture, with horrible consequences–which explains Flama’s skit on “Things Black Latinos Are Sick of Hearing.” During the 2016 Golden Globes,…

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