You Are Beautiful…


Recently, I began working for Spylight, a fashion and entertainment company based in Los Angeles which, through web and mobile applications, is building the leading platform for monetization of Hollywood content — follow their blog here. In honor of this new position, I thought I’d lend my thoughts on a concept we’ve all come to know, love, and hate: The true meaning of beauty.

Unfortunate as it may seem, beauty seems to define a lot of who people are in this day and age, especially in the entertainment and fashion industries where ideals of who may or may not be “beautiful” lay rigidly inside a small standardized box. For years now, both media-entrenched environments have been challenging for anyone who doesn’t fit the ‘super-white’ standard– just take one look at Forbes’ list of highest paid models and you’ll see what I mean. Simply put, it’s no secret that women of color have much more…

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