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About Defining Beauty Season 2
DEFINING BEAUTY follows 5 social media influencers—all women of color, as they reveal their journeys toward self-acceptance, showing a profound and humorous behind-the-scenes view of their lives and stories. In this docuseries, these lifestyle gurus ignite a conversation on everything from hair to colorism as they share their thoughts and insights on defining beauty.
This season of the series features five prominent digital influencers – Maya Washington (Shameless Maya); Bianca Alexa (Simply Bianca Alexa); Angel Moore (That Chick Angel); Taren Guy and Nik Scott – and follows them as they reveal their individual journeys toward self-acceptance and understanding, giving viewers a profound and, at times, hilarious behind-the-scenes view of their lives and personal stories. During their journey, these women will share how they discovered and learned to appreciate their ethnic heritage, natural hair, and body image all while combating colorism and vulnerability in the beauty space, and supported the creation of positive representation of women of color in media.
Each episode of the series is designed to spark honest and eye-opening conversations about everything from hair to colorism as the influencers share their experiences and insights on what it means to be “beautiful.”
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Executive Producer: Alejandro Trevino
Executive Producer: Rona Moser
Executive Producer: Court Petrie
Director: Gina Angelone
Producer: Andres Delsol
Editor: Tyler David Haul
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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.