#KwentongMorena

Recoloring the Market: A Morena’s 3-Step Journey to Embracing Her Skin Color

Recoloring the Market: A Morena’s 3-Step Journey to Embracing Her Skin Color

Written by Danielle Chua 🤎 Just like crayons, recoloring gives off a positive meaning that we are indeed willing to change our old ways and to accept new things. How about recoloring the market tainted with colorism? What a nice journey.   ‘The whiter, the better.’ – a four-word sentence that made an impact on how I saw my perspective of beauty, growing up.   Marketing ads in the beauty industry have long equated beauty to whiteness. But shouldn’t they be the ones promoting inclusivity and diversity of beauty regardless of one’s color? Unfortunately, some of them still go overboard...

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Backhanded Compliments and Why They're Counterproductive

Backhanded Compliments and Why They're Counterproductive

Written by Lore Villaroya 🤎 Compliments boost people’s confidence. Admit it, we all need validation. Whenever we’re given one, we feel a little lighter. But sometimes, these compliments mean otherwise. They’re called backhanded compliments and often, people don’t see the problem with them. All over TikTok, there are different users who receive comments that have “no offense,” “just saying,” and “tbh,” among many others. If you’ve seen them yourself, you probably already know what comes before or after these statements. Case in point:   Left: A screenshot from Mykee Mae’s TikTok video where she replied to a user’s unsolicited comment...

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‘Tis The Season: A Kayumanggi’s Conversation Cheat Code for the Holidays

‘Tis The Season: A Kayumanggi’s Conversation Cheat Code for the Holidays

Written by Iyah Caisip 🤎   Holidays mean longer periods of family time! It’s a near-universal thing with your usual close-knit family gathered in festivities extending to distant cousins, godparents, sometimes even friends.  And while big family gatherings might be your thing, it's not as fun as it otherwise seems. Mike Grogan’s article excellently illustrates colorism prevalent among Filipinos but more than that, he retells a morena’s story on being empowered by  adversities brought by people who perpetuate colorism which only goes to prove that rising from adversities is the best way to respond and challenge colorism If you’re someone...

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