On June 6th, notable Haitian media outlets broke the news that Dr. Farah Fourcand was in Bali, Indonesia representing Haiti for the 2022 Miss Global competition.
Within minutes, her name and pictures traveled across social media questioning her Haitian heritage. She was met with extreme criticism and berated for her Eurocentric features while representing Haiti.
Many of us have heard the phrase, "You Don't Look Haitian" and have felt triggered by the statement. We often respond with "What do Haitians look like?"
This Wellness Wednesday, let's discuss beauty standards, the role of media in beauty, and the different shades and faces in our community and world.
Tonight at 7pm ET, our marketing coordinator Anika Verret will be going live with special guest Dr. Farah Fourcand, Miss Global Haiti 2022, Seydina Allen, Miss World Haiti 2015 and National Director of Miss Global Haiti Organization and Haitian Media Personality, Carel Pedre.
Na wè pita, Cherie! (See you soon, hun!)