Many young girls and boys have been engaging with the concept of gender and beauty depicted in popular culture. One arm of this discussion explored in this show is the seeming dichotomy between promoting equal rights for women whilst endorsing beauty stereotypes. The show asks “When do you call yourself a ‘feminist’?” “Can you be a modern day feminist and also feel the immemorial need to shave your legs?” “How much are we willing to consciously change about ourselves before the soul disowns us?” The protagonist will go on a comedic, at times disturbing, journey to find out if she has a problem with her gender, her culture or just herself.
Body hair is still a controversial topic which brings out a reaction in most people. Join Keisha as she takes you on a Socratic journey through the history of the female beauty regime; as far back as 16th century, looking at the ‘Book of Secrets’ depilatory recipes.