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E arly last year, makeup artist Kay Montano published an interview with British actor Thandie Newton, in which she spoke for the first time about forgoing relaxers chemical straightening and letting her hair grow out naturally.
The response was immediate. I got asked to go on to the BBC to talk about it. And all these beautiful comments from readers!
That's when I realised — there's something here. Beauty can be used to make you feel better about yourself, instead of worse.Horny Local Dating Camacari
From that single piece — and an eight-year friendship that started when the two women met on a shoot for Vogue magazine — came an idea for a wider project. The result, 18 months later, is the website ThandieKay.
But is this site, created by two mixed-race women, a response to the largely white-dominated media that pushes a certain aesthetic over others? Not exactly, says Womaj.Norfolk Virginia Looking For A Top Tonite
We're not going to exclude anybody. ThandieKay may not be specifically a destination for women of colour, but the hues of the women on the newly launched front page suggest it will be a more obvious celebration of difference, something more inclusive than your average beauty site.Columbus Webcam Dating
When I ask Montano to expand on what the site is about, she asks me anoyher my background is; my parents are Nigerian. Her father is from Trinidad, while Newton's mother is from Zimbabwe.
Despite being called racist names in her overwhelmingly white primary school, she says: I was post-'black is beautiful'. She feels that things have got less inclusive over the years.
Unfortunately, anything that Massage and sex Machaitambo ever so slightly minority just doesn't get reflected. Women come in all shapes and forms and all of these things are on the same bar, and one is not more important than the other.
ThandieKay is an attempt to reclaim the beauty mantle from those who label it as silly or frivolous.
It's a lot of baggage. But men do it, animals do it.
We're not going to get into the arguments, we're just going to present ideas. Topics Women The women's blog. Thandie Newton Beauty Race features.
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