beauty standards

I’m not scarred

The women I admired growing up were air-brushed dolls with not a hair out of place, smooth as powdered babies with creamy complexions - not a blemish or scar in sight. Scanning the plethora of magazines sitting glossy in their stands, my thirteen-year old self scoured for someone to relate to and recognise. I never did. ...

“Banana” fever

UK-based burlesque comedian Fancy Chance talks about her experience of growing up in a mainly white community in the US and how romanticised portrayals of Asian women have affected her life ...

MILF?

I have a thing for American gossip magazines and my Father-in-Law and his wife brought me back some from a recent trip to New York. There are a lots of things...