Nigerian-American filmmaker and blogger, Antonia Opiah, launched Pretty in January this year, to explore black women’s perception of self-image, across the globe, in spaces that tend to favor Euro-centric beauty archetypes – you know, blonde hair, blue eyes.

Pretty travels round the globe asking black women: “What is pretty?” So far, Pretty has touched down in Paris, Milan and London, and after Europe the series is coming to Africa and then North America and South America.

The series also records every woman’s message about beauty in their “traveling notebook.” See some messages:

Sarah, Paris

Sonia, Paris

Frederique, London

Adora, London

Fredamily, Milan

Fatima, London


View the rest of the videos on Pretty‘s YouTube channel here.
“What is Pretty” to you?




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