to Speak on African-American Women's Beauty Perceptions
25, 2000 -- Differences in African American women's
attitudes and perceptions about beauty, body image and sexuality
will be discussed by a cover editor for Essence, a national beauty
and style magazine, at the University of Virginia on Thursday, Nov.
talk, by Essence editor Mikki Taylor, will be held at 6:30 p.m.
in Clark Hall 140. Open to the public, the presentation is part
of an anthropology course on African American women's self-images
and how they have changed over time.
a staff member at Essence since 1980, is currently its beauty director
and promotes a philosophy of wellness and time-for-self. The magazine
reaches 7 million households.
talk is co-sponsored by the Luther
P. Jackson Black Cultural Center and the Department of Anthropology.
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629