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Story Publication logo September 2, 2014

Skin Bleaching in Ghana: The Next Generation?


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Jessica Edmond, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Southern Illinois University Carbondale...


These portraits were chosen to illustrate the diverse beauty of young Ghanaian girls. The girls were asked, "Do you think you are beautiful?" A few were confident, and several seemed confused or unsure. Their responses show a range of opinion on the subject of skin bleaching, a practice that has been passed down by older generations. It is embraced by some, rejected by others.


Three women grouped together: an elderly woman smiling, a transwoman with her arms folded, and a woman holding her headscarf with a baby strapped to her back.


Gender Equality

Gender Equality
teal halftone illustration of two children, one holding up a teddy bear


Children and Youth

Children and Youth

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