A locally produced TV show by Woman2Woman on Selfie TV Online Channel. Show offers relevant topics and encourages discussions of issues which are relatable to men and women.
This topic has been discussed, argued upon and debated over for decades. Some blame it all the way back to colonialism, while others feel that it truly does look better to be fair.
We prod and rattle people’s biases on giving fair skin preference and somewhat using it as a marker for measuring beauty. In hopes to open up minds and open up honest discussion on this forever disturbing issue so rooted in our culture.
Here are some of the points our guests raised at the show:
Tanya Daud – explains how fairness is upheld in the subcontinent; and how she herself has been constantly complimented for her fairness. She describes several incidents where people assumed she is better because she is fairer than a regular Indian or Pakistani. “People in the media industry have to speak up and stop endorsing fairness as a measure of beauty; we should make noise against the prejudices and biases.”
Leejo Meera Kuriakose – she talks about how girls are used as a commodity and how fairness adds value to the girl. The Advertising agencies have played mind games and made our insecurities take over. The obsession with fair brides is culturally ingrained for generations. “As a mother, I want to make my child confident in her own skin -acceptance is the key!”
Kalyan Chakravarthy – he explains that men also suffer when they are not as fair as what the society desires them to be; most people judge everyone by the outer appearance. The media industry still believes that fair models, actors are better on screen. “It doesn’t matter to me what color you are, what matters to me is character and talent.”
In conclusion, for me this was quiet a disturbing topic to discuss; since ones skin color is something one has no control over and because of being fairer one gets more jobs, more opportunites, more attention just doesnt make sense. I hope this show will open peoples minds to be more accepting and to stop defining fairness as beautiful – because beauty has no boundaries.
You can watch this episode is online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSqF38Rx6RM
Catch our next episode live on www.selfietv.co at local time 6:00pm on Thursday 3rd of November – Topic: Is your true love online? Your take on Online Dating.
Sponsors of Coffee Confessions:
Palmers Cocoa Butter
Splendour Beauty & Hair Centre
Salt n Peppah Magazine
Team of Coffee Confessions:
Producer: Saher Mahmood
Production: Selfie TV
Director: Kalyan Chakravarthy
Concept & Writer: Zareen Khan
PR & Media Management: w2w Events & PR
Coffee Confessions Concept:
The show is produced to encourage open forum of discussion and opinions being shared on a common platform. The idea is to be as relevant to our community as possible; therefore the topics selected are vital to this new age show. Each Topic will invite 3 guests to offer their advice, opinion or just their thoughts to the audience. The audience will also be able to communicate, interact, offer opinion and suggest further topics to the online show. These are some of the great benefits of hosting an online since we can be highly accessible, creative & interactive with our real time audience – the reach and connection on a Web channel is far more rewarding & affordable than on a TV channel.
About Selfie TV:
With more than 100 Events, including Concerts, Award Shows, Gala Dinners, Talent Shows, Theatre, Movie Launch, Fashion Shows, Art Exhibitions and their programming includes, Talks Shows, Documentaries, Events (Behind the Scenes), celebrity interviews and film reviews all covered by Selfie TV in less than a year in the region, its popularity and Fan base has been growing and to celebrate this success they have opted to share it with the public; who are their biggest supporters. To give you a jist of Selfie Tv’s popularity in the region, here is a link from their very first post on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe-8XnLlc_I which reached over 20, 000 views.
About w2w Events & PR:
Established in 2009 – W2W is an specialized event management company that works in the region to promote and offer platform to various professional organizations, companies, Brands, and individuals. Over the years, w2w has conceptualized and created various genres of events to cater to this ever growing market. Some of the most notable events by w2w include, Fashion For All, Art Nation, Against the tides Art Show, Fashion Xpose, RECon Conference & Calendar Girls Campaign.
W2W Services include:-
■ Event Management
■ PR & Media
■ Marketing & Branding
■ Event Production and Logistics
Show Director: Kalyan Chakravarthy – KC24
Kalyan wears many hats, from being an Theatre Actor, Director, Producer, Photographer, Film Maker, Events specialist, Deejay & Philanthropist. He is known in creative circles for the prestigious projects that he has handled in Events, Media & Film Productions. An artist who started his creative journey with stage performances, and he understands the ins & outs of building a story not just on paper but also bringing it to life.