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Fairy-tale princesses re-imagined, because representation matters

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Sourced from the incomparable Crown the Brown: Disney step aside, we’ve got some new fairy-tale princesses in town 😍👑 . This series celebrating the representation of diversity is beautifully done by @getzenteemental (https://getzenteemental.com/) The issue of European fairy-tale characters that have been amplified by Disney into global brands is on of commercialism. However, what has happened is that these European characters have been transported into global cultures as the standard of beauty and achievement, while they represent only one cultural grouping that has been predominantly at the top of the power tree for centuries. Rethinking the representation of these icons will challenge this reinforcement. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hanifa Abdul Hameed (@colorsofhoney) Review: Disney Pixar Film ‘Out’

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Simone Ashley on breaking into international film, colorism and upbringing

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Simone Ashley is an English actress, born 30 March 1995 Her real name is Simone Ashwini Pillai (!) Born to Tamil Indian parents Latha and Gunasekharan, Ashley is from Camberley, Surrey, England. She shed some light on her upbringing in this interview: “I grew up in a household full of Indian academics, y’know, the doctors, the engineers, the accountants – it’s pretty cliche! I was never a budding academic, and always thrived in creative field. You may recognised her from the hit Netflix series Sex Education. Simone plays Olivia Hanan, one of the ‘Untouchables’ at Moordale Secondary School, who goes to Otis (Asa Butterfield) for advice on her sex life. She’s the one who deep-throated a banana and threw up on Eric (Ncuti Gatwa). “I really believe in myself and in other dark skinned women, especially South Asian women! We …

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