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Eye of the Beholder

In the Eye of the Beholder

In Toni Morrison’s first novel “The Bluest Eye,” her character Pecola Breedlove faces unspeakable troubles in her young life and believes her problems will go away if only she had blue eyes. For years, women of color have been writing about how American beauty standards affect them, and for years, the beauty industry has been working to make them buy into those standards rather than helping them love and respect their own beauty.

In this More Than a Single Story conversation, artists/activists/hairstylists Ebony J. Davis and Mahogany Plautz will lead a conversation with poets Mary Moore Easter and Saymoukda Vongsay, fashion designer Bris Carbajal, Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo Emmy-nominated multimedia artist Missy Whiteman and salon owner/hairstylist Fiona Buff on the issues of women of color and beauty.

In collaboration with Hennepin County Libraries. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


This program hosted by More Than a Single Story via Zoom. The link to the online discussion will be emailed to registrants in advance.


Date: May 13
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event CategoryDiscussions


Venue Name: Virtual Event