Breakfast at Billal's 
(2020)
Munisha Monroe 
(2020)

Exploring female figures in pop culture, and how the fixation of white women has fuelled eurocentric beauty standards today. As a child, I never saw any characters that looked like me, and if I did they were portrayed as stereotypes of South Asian people, and undesirable. From wanting to be Hannah Montana, to Cinderella, there was a lack of limelight that brown and black characters and actors got. I explored placing myself in these narratives, and using humour to address the life long effects that this has actually had on people and children of colour.

©2019 by Yasmeen Thantrey