PODCAST: Thick and Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

America the Beautiful! What does that really mean? What is considered a “beautiful” woman in America? Tressie McMillan Cottom examines why proximity to whiteness determines beauty. I reflect on how my biraciality has shaped my idea of beauty.

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6 responses to “PODCAST: Thick and Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom”

  1. After much thought, I think I’ve found a Black beauty icon: Tina Turner. Yeah??


    1. Oooh that’s a good one!


  2. Societal standards are so hard to quiet sometimes. It takes a lot of internal work but it’s so necessary to break the cycle for the next generation. Loving and appreciating your own body and others for who they are is exactly what makes you beautiful.

    Oh and I love your curls!

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    1. My curls are so very hot some days but yeah – I love them too. Thanks!
      Media is so noisy. It is a skill to quiet it, for sure.


  3. Halle Barry was always one of my favorites.. beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the more variety we have the better life is..

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    1. Halle Berry is a great example.


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