Unfortunately, in terms of 'black stereotypes', black people often are the ones glorifying their own degradation in the process. According to author Burrell, racism isn't the primary issue; but how we respond to media distortions and programmed self-hatred. The Black Inferiority campaign perpetuated by the media is the "greatest propaganda campaign of all time".
I can recall walking past River Island and TopShop with longing eyes, knowing that at the time I couldn't quite afford their trendy clothes, but not ceasing to try them on in the changing rooms and taking mirror selfies - yearning for the days where I could comfortably fork out £40 on a pair of good quality jeans.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wanted to change something about your appearance? For me that has always been my weight. The heaviest I've been on the scale has been 8 stones (50kg) and this didn’t even last two weeks before the weight dropped back down again. It’s a struggle. From secondary school… Continue reading Body Image Struggles: Weight Gain