“We don’t have to see what all media and newspaper show us. Beauty is about compassion and love inside our heart.”

Having explored how corporations use media to manipulate us into consuming their products, Class VII spent some time contemplating and investigating how this barrage of messages affects our own self-image and conceptions of “beauty.”

We identified common messages about beauty in relation to gender and skin color, after (several, by popular demand) screenings of Dove’s “Evolution of Beauty” and Lupita Nyong’o’s inspiring speech on her own journey to recognize the beauty in her dark skin. The students astutely identified parallels between her story and the proliferation of skin lightening creams like “Fair & Lovely” available in even the smallest shops here in Lumla.

The students responded to a series of portraits by Carol Rossetti, explicitly calling out and rejecting these insidious negative messages through personal narrative, then processed their observations and opinions by creating their own works of art in her style.

 

gallery walk responses

gallery walk responses

 

gallery walk responses

gallery walk responses

gallery walk responses

gallery walk responses

gallery walk responses

 

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One Response to “We don’t have to see what all media and newspaper show us. Beauty is about compassion and love inside our heart.”

  1. Kristi Bibby says:

    Great work Class VII, very insightful. Beauty is within and not just what we can see with our eyes. You are all doing a fabulous job with your English, keep up the fabulous work.

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