Being a role model never comes easy, especially when you are trying to inspire confidence and positive self worth in the next generation of young Naturalistas. Nik Scott leads a discussion between mothers and young adult YouTubers, Naptural85, DailyCurlz, SwirlGirlArmy regarding healthy living, teaching your children positive thinking, and how to be confident. These Naturalistas are inspiring the next generation of natural beauties!
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On this episode of Defining Beauty:
African American natural beauty guru Nik Scott leads natural hair maven Naptural85, natural beauty and hair care advocate DailyCurlz, and Blaisian beauty guru SwirlGirlArmy in discussion as they inspiring young girls and boys to have self confidence and love themselves. Being a role model never comes easy, especially when you are trying to inspire confidence and positive self worth in the next generation of young Naturalistas. Nik Scott leads a discussion between mothers and young adult YouTubers, Naptural85, DailyCurlz, SwirlGirlArmy regarding healthy living, teaching your children positive thinking, and how to be confident. Nik Scott speaks about how she raises her own children to think of themselves as smart and not only beautiful. Naptural85 talks about instilling fearless confidence with her baby girl, and the struggle to find beauty in intelligence and things other than the norm. SwirlGirlArmy focuses on teaching her kids to be healthy, and not strive to be skinny. While DailyCurlz discusses not needing to fit into the standard definition of beauty as you see in the media and in others.
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Executive Producer: Court Petrie
Producer: Trish Lindo
About Defining Beauty:
Welcome to The Platform’s Defining Beauty, a 6 part series where women of color are given a forum to discuss ethnic beauty, natural hair, and redefining today’s beauty standards. Defining Beauty brings together beauty vloggers, natural hair mavens, and a collective voice reflecting the struggles to define, personify, and embrace their natural beauty and natural hair. These voices include many of our favorite beauty girls Taren Guy, HeyFranHey, Nik Scott, ShamelessMaya, Naptural85, and Jouelzy! From natural hair products, makeup for ethnic women, to natural hairstyle tutorials these women are leaders within a community of women re-defining beauty. While centered around ethnic beauty, Defining Beauty touches on issues and gives advice on topics facing women of all shades, shapes, and backgrounds such as body image, hairstyles, makeup, self esteem, and more. Natural beauty is multifaceted as it comes from within, and it is not solely physical. You are more than your beauty. Trust your talent, chase your dreams, and believe in yourself. Join the conversation!
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Why celebrate LGBT Pride? The history of oppression for LGBT persons has centered around notions of appropriateness/normality and invisibility. LGBT persons have often lost their families, their friends, their employment and their lives because others have deemed the way they love to be inappropriate or abnormal. Our society has a strong sense of gendered normality: Men do x and women do Y. Indeed, who we are allowed to love has historically been linked to that which is deemed appropriate for our gender. When an individual chooses to live with integrity, as an authenticate person, despite the societal dangers of doing so, they exemplify Pride; that is worthy of celebration. The freedom possessed by todays lgbt students was made possible by the courage and strength of individuals who refused to feel shame for who they were and Who lived authentically and openly, winning straight allies along the way. Instead of lamenting the paucity of role models living authentically when we, as educators, were in school, perhaps we are called to be the role model we wished we had had! Now, and every day, is the time for Pride!
Professor of LGBTQ Studies.
May 22nd is Education Support Professionals Day!!
As educators, we know the crucial role played by the thousands of paraprofessionals, office workers, bus drivers, custodians and maintenance staff in our schools and/or Community Colleges. In fact, it would be difficult to imagine a school going for one day without ESPs.
When we talk about strengthening our schools, we need to strengthen everyone who works within them. Along with recruiting and retaining quality teachers, we must recruit and retain quality education support professionals. To do that, it certainly means providing decent wages and benefits to the people who spend their days making sure our students are safe, well fed and learning.