The practice of skin lightening: A fair fantasy or a foul fallacy?

September 2, 2020
Hosted by Nav. C with Co-Host Nav.M

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Episode Description

On a global level the practice of skin whitening is considered to be an important social and cultural element of building ideals of female beauty. However many unregulated products contain toxic ingredients and are recognized as health concerns due to the risks of skin discolouration or scarring. It is a multi-billion dollar industry and has been criticized for perpetuating ideas about racial inequality and social inequity. We examine the rationale behind skin lightening based on factors such as colonialism, colorism, promotion of a euro-centric image and the role of media in creating a gateway to social acceptance and privilege. The phenomenon of whitened skin as a superior concept compared to dark skin as inferior, indicates the presence of a structural hierarchy which is still firmly embedded within societies and cultures across the globe. Moreover, the contemporary social understanding and desire for pale skin is closely linked to the rise of global consumerism.

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Nav. C with Co-Host Nav.M

Nav. C with Co-Host Nav.M

To understand your hosts Nav and Nav is to first recognize our life values which are embodied in the concept of symmetry and projected in our core belief of continuity. We are souls intertwined, bound to infinity or the endless expanse of the universe. By creating lasting memories for our listeners, our shared connections project a positive effect in their lives

Host Nav C. is an exponent of the transformation principle, incorporating key elements of design into a process of moving art. Developing strong relationships via the medium of positive thinking are the foundation of her personal and professional outlook. She encourages you to embrace your vulnerability as a core strength because that which we avoid, offers the richest and most diverse life experience. She has a natural flair for helping others and ardently believes that passion does not subside it simply makes way for something new. She is a confident, energetic individual who uses wit, charm and empathy with artistic license.

Co-host Nav M. is a firm believer in the transformative effect based on the concept of renewal. Life cycles are markers of new beginnings, providing clarity and the opportunity to start over. Catalyzed thoughts ignite raging flames with powerful bursts of positive energy. With a strong commercial background his view on business relationships is that empathy and integrity will always win the trust of individuals because it is our shared memories which create richer experiences.

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