“A black woman taking off her brown shirt and revealing a white woman”… No! that’s not what this model signed up for!

Earlier this month, Dove drew backlash for a commercial it posted (and has since pulled) of a black woman taking off her brown shirt and revealing a white woman wearing a beige shirt underneath. Now, Lola Ogunyemi, who was featured in the ad, is speaking out against racism in the beauty industry in an essay…

via ‘I’m Not Just Some Silent Victim.’ The Model Featured in Dove’s Controversial Ad Speaks Out — TIME

Published by: Dream Without Borders

Artist| activist| scholar: working at intersections of arts, health, healing, and activism, my practice focuses on the performance and performative articulations of vulnerable bodies, examining expressions of identity and belonging. I hold particular interest in the lives and aspirations of African Diaspora/Black Atlantic bodies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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