hair, hair politics

BP Uncensored: Real Beauty

I’m part of a great community service group, Black Pearls Community Services, Inc. It’s a group of Black women who are working to help other Black women and girls build self-esteem and further their education in the Greater Toronto Area.

Next month, the group is putting on BP Uncensored: Real Beauty. Peep what it’s about:

Is good hair long, wavy hair or kinks and coils? Is a beautiful body a healthy body or a size six with all the right curves? Is beauty a standard or is it whatever makes you feel beautiful? Films like Good Hair and Precious are getting people talking about beauty and self-image. What are your thoughts? Join Black Pearls and the University of Toronto Black Alumni Association at BP Uncensored: Real Beauty.

The interactive roundtable discussion will touch on many of the themes of beauty in our community – from good hair to self-esteem – in a positive environment. Whether you’ve seen the films or not, join us for this fun, insightful discussion on beauty.

This is a FREE event! Yes, you read it right, free! Here are the details:

When: December 6, 2009, 3 pm to 5 pm

Where: University of Toronto, 21 King’s College Circle, Alumni Hall

Cost: Free

RSVP by November 27 to or on Black Pearl’s Facebook page. Get more information about Black Pearls at

7 thoughts on “BP Uncensored: Real Beauty”

  1. And your hair is looking great on that website (well, it does all the time!!) Also good to see some new faces with BP!

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