A new standard of beauty | Amber Starks

Marie-Claire Kuja
Posted February 15, 2016 from United States

Amber Starks is the owner of Conscious Coils Salon in Portland. In 2013, the Oregon Legislature passed the “Natural Hair Act,” which Amber initiated and helped revise in an effort to make it easier for natural hair stylists to get licensed to care for African and African-American hair. She advocates for the creation of spaces where people from all backgrounds can come together to celebrate, share, and be informed about inclusion in our society. She believes this is crucial to understanding standards of beauty.

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Sarah Murali
Mar 08, 2016
Mar 08, 2016

Such a powerful message. Beauty is truly a cultural construct. Once we recognize it as such, we can question it and redefine it.

I also just love that I came to the sub-Saharan Africa Group and learned about someone from my own city of Portland, Oregon USA! It is such a small world...  :)

Thanks for sharing!

Much love,

Sarah

Marie-Claire Kuja
Mar 08, 2016
Mar 08, 2016

Hello Sarah . Happy IWD to you. I am glad you like the video. Sub Sahara Africa group have many of such beautiful videos coming. Always stop by for more. Thanks again Sarah Make it fun and a blessing to you and the women around you. Kuja.