16/07/2018 09:37 BST | Updated 16/07/2018 09:37 BST

We Need To Talk About Beauty Standards For Black Women Today

The pressure on black women to have a big boobs, a small waist and a big butt is dangerous

Growing up, Philomena Kwao never wanted to be idolised the ‘heroin chic’ look that monopolised the pages of Vogue. Instead she idolised the Video Vixen’s small waist, big bum and ample bosom.

However, now grown, she realises how dangerous this body ideal is for black women and in this vlog for HuffPost she discusses beauty standards for black women today. 

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