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A Reading of The Girl Who was the Color of Nothing

Strand Building, Strand Campus, London

How far will a family go to ensure their daughter’s skin never darkens?

The Girl Who was the Color of Nothing is a collaboration between writer Doctor R. Benedito Ferrão and artist Maria Vanessa de Sa, co-authors of two graphic novels.

Using the concept of a children’s story for adults, this reading accompanied by illustrations delves into beauty standards that equate lighter skin with desirability and attractiveness, norms perpetuated by adults to the detriment of the self-esteem of children.

How to attend

This will be a hybrid event and is open to all. Please only request a ticket using the registration link on the right-hand side if you would like to attend in-person.

If you would like to join virtually please contact DLLC@kcl.ac.uk for the link.


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