The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon | Light Girls | Oprah Winfrey Network

The leader of Mills College’s Sociology Department, Dr. Margaret Hunter, points out that women worldwide have been buying skin-lightening products with the hope of altering their skin tone. In the documentary ‘Light Girls’ directed by Bill Duke, a woman divulges the deep-seated emotional and physical harm she has experienced in an attempt to conform to societal beauty standards and feel accepted. For further information about ‘#Light Girls,’ you can check out More details can be found on the OWN network.

A woman appears reflective, with a somber expression. She has her hair pulled back and is wearing earrings. The image has a warm, soft-focus ambiance, with text overlay in the lower left corner heralding the title ‘Light Girls,’ emphasized by the OWN network’s logo in the bottom right.

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