Disobedient Bodies: Emma Dabiri

What part of your beautiful self were you taught to hate?

Jaded and frustrated by insecurities over her appearance, Emma Dabiri, set out to uncover why so many of us spend so much time trying to improve our ‘defects’ according to rigid western beauty ideals, that are often reductive and oppressive.

Examining art history, philosophy, advertising and consumer culture, Disobedient Bodies: Reclaim Your Unruly Beauty, explores the ways we can rebel against these narratives that are causing us harm and offers alternative revolutionary ways of seeing beauty.

Emma Dabiri spent over a decade as a teaching fellow in the African department at SOAS. She is a final year Visual Sociology PhD researcher at Goldsmiths and author of the Sunday Times bestseller What White People Can Do Next and Don’t Touch My Hair. She has presented several television and radio programmes including BBC Radio 4’s critically-acclaimed documentaries ‘Journeys into Afro-futurism’ and ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’ and the Cannes Silver Lion award winning ‘Hair Power’ for Channel 4. She is a Contributing Editor at Elle and runs the Instagram account, Disobedient Bodies.

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Birmingham Rep Theatre


Birmingham Rep Theatre
Centenary Square, Birmingham


06 Oct 2023


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


£10 / £8 (concs)