The “You’re Beautiful, Woman!” event has always been one step ahead of the game – with a unique and empowering event which was more than just a superficial showcase but a necessary celebration of black women’s beauty in all its forms. With a powerful mix of workshops and seminars, an acknowledgement of enterprise in its stalls area and its recognition of beauty in the pampering areas the event has been growing from strength to strength since its humble beginnings in the Imperial War Museum.
In 2011 the event will be bigger and better than ever before at the Highgate Newtown Centre with an exclusive screening of the highly anticipated documentary “What makes the Black Woman Beautiful” by renowned film producer and film maker, Isaac Asha Tomiczek. The documentary tackles the thought-provoking, controversial and often sensitive issue of beauty and black women’s experience of beauty. This goes beyond race or racial stereo-typing but deals with an issue which is so often overlooked by mainstream society. At the same time it is a real reflection of the struggles that all women, regardless of age, experience, race and background, have to deal with in the acceptance of their own identities.
The film will not only feature women from all backgrounds including the critically acclaimed Shingai Shoniwa (The Noisettes), Zaraah Abraham, Judith Jacob, Angie Le Mar, DJ MistaJam, Jasmia Robinson (Britain’s Next Top Model Finalist), Des O’Connor (the UK’s only black dating coach) and the Dream Team (Maggi Udofia, Ronke Lawal, Lillian Ogbogoh, Ronke Adeyemi, Sophia A Jackson and Angel Smith) but men too. A provocative and inspirational film which will leave a resonating imprint in the minds of the many who watch and the few who never understood “What makes the black woman beautiful”.