Episode 17: The Colour of Beauty


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Alongside weight and shape, global beauty standards place significant emphasis on skin colour. In this episode, Nadia and Jade look at the juxtaposition between the practice of tanning and skin-lightening and the research related to why people go to great efforts to change the colour of their skin. The episode features clips from the critically acclaimed documentary on the globalisation of beauty - The Illusionists - used with permission from film director Elena Rossini. Plus, hear an exclusive preview of an extract from Harvard’s latest teaching case study on skin lightening – thanks to Professor Bryn Austin and her team at STRIPED in the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. To download or stream the Illusionists: theillusionists.org To find out more and to download STRIPED public health teaching cases: www.hsph.harvard.edu/striped/teaching-cases/ For a short summary article on skin colour ideals: bit.ly/2kPBJek https://www.ted.com/talks/angelica_dass_the_beauty_of_human_skin_in_every_color Episode developed & produced by Nadia Craddock

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