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Coloring Beauty X Beauty Bolt

I got a chance to sit down with, and interview, Namrata Mohan – a Scripps College student hailing from Irvine, California – who started a photo project called, “Coloring Beauty.” Namrata started the project because she was “irked by the oppressive beauty standards in her community,” and believed that more diverse forms of beauty, in both men and women, were undervalued. This project is so inspirational and I think it is so relevant seeing as there has been a movement and call to action to celebrate people of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Lupita Nyong’o’s crowning as People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Person (2014) is a perfect example of celebrating a form of beauty not typically seen in mass media.Β Watch the interview below! Coloring Beauty Interview from Beauty Bolt on Vimeo. Namrata Mohan – a Scripps College student – started the Coloring Beauty photo project to bring light to issues surrounding American beauty standards, and to show some appreciation for unconventional beauty. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/coloringbeauty Tumblr: thebeautyisu.tumblr.com I also got a chance to participate in the project, …