Anita Bhagwandas NOW ONLINE Ugly - Giving us Back our Beauty Standards

Monday 15 May 2023


The beauty and lifestyle journalist and Guardian columnist asks us to confront the air brushed perfection that fills our lives and social media feeds, and ties us to obsessive beauty rituals that are so often based around things we think we need to 'put right'. What seismic shift, she asks, does it take to break free from this mentality? In her searching new book, she uncovers where these beauty standards started, unpicks why they've been perpetuated and unmasks the structures that continue to support them. From the ever-growing cosmetic surgery industry, to the hidden pitfalls of 'pretty privilege', she'll look at the impact it has on us all, especially young people, and ask what it does for our self-regard and mental wellbeing.
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