Beauty Wellness Talk podcast is about raising awareness on the issues of colorism, skin-lightening practices, chemical exposures, the importance of redefining beauty and empowering communities that impacted by colorism. We will also highlight topics that improve the health and wellbeing of families and communities. This is a bilingual podcast English and Somali.
About the host: Amira Adawe is public health practitioner, researcher and health equity advocate. Amira is the founder, Director of the Beautywell Project, a campaign to combat the skin-lightening practices and chemical exposures in the immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota, Nationwide and international. Amira is the host of weekly podcast(Beauty-Wellness Talk). Amira has undergraduate degree in Family Social Science and Master of Public Health from University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She was also a Policy Fellow 2015-2016 at Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Amira’s work has been featured on local and national media including Minnpost, STAT, National Public Radio (NPR) and Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.