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.
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Twitter hashtag for this event is: #LSELawLaParisienne
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