Monday, April 09, 2007

Lift Up A Girl Like Kiri Davis


Well, Cosmo Girl has decided that "the online voting has been corrupted as a result of one or more instances of tampering with the voting process by users." So, as a result,
have thrown out the votes, and will be deciding the winner themselves....hmmm.
But, you can still view the video, and you should.

See the ten minute film, A Girl Like Me, by young film maker Kiri Davis, and vote for her in Cosmo Girl's film contest. The film is a poignant look at how young black girls and children are still informed by European standards of beauty. Davis is poised for a ten thousand dollar award when she wins, so please go and support her online at Cosmo Girl.

A Girl Like Me

"The issues my friends and I face inspired me to create this
documentary. Through my interviews, it became extremely apparent how European beauty standards still maintain a dominant role in our society. Society imposes
standards that affect us all no matter what your sex or race is. I hope the film
helps girls everywhere understand that you can’t allow other people to define
who you are. You have to define and celebrate yourself. You have to love the
skin you're in!"

– Kiri Davis


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