50 SHADES OF MELANIN – COLOURISM IN THE UK ( FILM)

Founded by Naomi Grant, “Look At My Black Beauty” (LAMMB) is an online platform documenting the black female experience in the 21st Century in the United Kingdom. The work that Naomi is spearheading culminated in a short documentary about colorism in her country entitled 50 Shades of Melanin. The documentary features young black women and young black men from the UK giving firsthand accounts and interviews on a contemporary topic of discussion.

The organisation that supports this opening of discussion on the subject of colourism is LAMB, an organisation giving a space for British Black women to speak out against the colorism they face on a day to day basis and offer their perspectives on why and how it took root in the Black community. Overall, LAMBB is working to secure a place for black girls to commune and feel safe away from a society that constantly condemns them, a place where colorism, sexism, misogynoir, and the host of other isms can be shed for the full spectrum of humanity.

Check out the full length documentary below. To keep up with LAMBB’S work follow them on Instagram at @lambbofficial

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