Equally Flawless: The Beauty of Diversity and equal representation of women in the Fashion, Media, and Creative Industry
Media perception of women nowadays is one of the major problems the feminist community faces. With surreal concepts of beauty allied with the photoshop boom, the media transmit to young girls and women around the world the idea that you have to be a barbie doll with beautiful hair, no birthmarks, just the right weight and height. With this society creates insecurity and misbelieve in self love and self respect in our future generations.
On International Girl day, October 11th, Womenbeing Project had the pleasure to have Tina Antwi as our keynote with the incredible topic of “Equally Flawless: The Beauty of Diversity and equal representation of women in the Fashion, Media, and Creative Industry”. In Tina’s own words on her blog, the topic “was aimed at empowering the women that were present at the conference but also highlighting the fundamental truth of the beauty that exists in diversity, and the importance of it’s representation in our fashion, media and cultural industries. The global significance of the day for girls around the world helped me to also remember how important the work that we are all doing is to ensures that girls in our generation and in generations to come don’t have to fight the battle that we are fighting today.”
With Tina’s input, the vibe in the room changed from a speech to a conversation very fast, creating a true meaning of sisterhood between girls and women present. We were able to relate with problems mentioned regarding unrealistic beauty standards different in every country in the world.
Tina Antwi, also known as Tina Charisma is a finalist of Miss Universe Great Britain 2017 as well as a Model, Speaker, Writer and a Youth Development Worker based in London. She campaigns, writes and speaks on issues related to women, diversity, culture, beauty, media and education. In addition, Tina is currently writing her book “Black Skin Carved Mask” which focuses on sense of belonging and identity of second generation West African immigrants in the UK.