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Toni Morrison explores the topic of appearances and how "to be beautiful you have to be white". The person who gets hurt the most from white beauty standards is, Pecola. She connects beauty with being loved and believes that if she has blue eyes, the pain in her life will be replacedd by respect. In her book she says "Adults, older girls, shops, magazines, newspapers, window signs – all the world had agreed that a blue-eyed, yellow-haired, pink-skinned doll was what every girl child treasured". This evidence is showing that every person thought the blue eyes was beautiful, and every black person wanted it.
Ayoka Chenzira the first African American woman animator and a black experimental filmmakers working since the late 1970s. She was exposed to art from a young age, such as dance lessons and theater visits as a child. She shows her art by making fils and trying to explain the meaning through a variety of animations. She often explores themes of how black woman are powerful, and help promote black films.
Ayoka Chenzira is the filmmaker of "A Film For Nappyheaded People". The theme of this film is she is describe the emotional connection of black women and their hair. She says in her film she says "now the problem, according to many is that our hair never really moves, .. has no beauty of its own". She talks about how in order to have beautiful hair, it needs to be flowing in the wind. This is a stereotype, that she wants to approach, and say that having natural hair is beautiful, and it doesn't need to " flow in the wind"
In the video "What Is Black Girl Magic" she talks about her experience with how she fell that black power is everything. She believes that " Black Girl Magic" is a phase which support the idea of black feminine power, and that being an extraordinary woman. " Black Girl Magic is just the epitome of being yourself, being awesome, being amazing, and just embodying that in every way possible". Black girl magic is being yourself and avoiding the white supremacy, and embodying who you are.