Disrupting Princesses: A Pedagogical Moment in Dismantling Colonial Norms and Representations of Beauty Through an Anti-colonial Framework

  • Janelle BradyEmail author
  • Zuhra Abawi


Women and Girls who are located outside of the white patriarchal discourses of beauty are marginalized along the intersectionality of race and gender. These women and girls are othered through both the dominant narratives of what beauty is and ought to be, as well as the colonial media representations of their bodies. This piece provides a decolonial framework from women and girls alike who through their own identities and locations reclaim notions of beauty. The work places two women, who are aunts and mothers into conversation about their encounters of both navigating and resisting settler-colonial epistemic patriarchy and racism through their own pedagogical projects.


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  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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