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How French minorities are reshaping the image of La Parisienne

Hosted by the Department of Law

Old Theatre, Old Bulding

Speaker

Rokhaya Diallo

Rokhaya Diallo

Chair

Dr Sonya Onwu

The idea of womanhood is often embodied by legendary blonde French icons. 

In 2018 Rokhaya Diallo challenges the stereotypical view of “La Parisienne” by bringing together diverse groups of people in the famous Parisian landscape.  She seeks to deconstruct the norm and show that various skin tones and hair textures are valuable, despite the standard view of Parisian womanhood. She makes minorities visible as a way to give them room in the in the collective imagination of Paris.

Rokhaya Diallo (@RokhayaDiallo) is a journalist, award-winning film-maker and activist.

Sonya Onwu is the Director the undergraduate Legal Academic Writing Skills (LAWS) programme in the LSE Department of Law.

LSE Law (@LSELaw) is one of the world's top law schools with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and legal research.

Twitter hashtag for this event is: #LSELawLaParisienne

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