Some may see this as someone trying to cover up their “flaws.” But don’t. Here’s why…
When we see women of color embracing their natural “flaws” for the world to see, it’s cause for celebration. However, there’s a thin line between lauding these standout moments and shaming those who are happy doing just the opposite. Last week, model Winnie Harlow reminded us of that with her latest Instagram post.
Since a notable stint on America’s Next Top Model, she’s used her celebrity status to champion inclusivity throughout the fashion industry. As someone with vitiligo, Harlow has spoken time and time again about her journey toward self-acceptance, which included waves of verbal abuse from childhood bullies.
And even though she’s graduated to the world’s most high profile runways, Harlow continues to stir up necessary conversations whenever and whereever possible. Case in point: her recent repost of Khloe Dosh’s makeup transformation, poses an important point about perceptions of beauty.
he time lapse, originally posted on @KhloeDosh, shows a woman applying makeup to cover her spotted skin while a poem is being read. The crux of its message lie in these words: “This makeup you wear isn’t meant to hide who you are or diminish your natural beauty. You’re a human. You’re allowed options….