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How the Culture of Lip Stretching Was Commercialized

These women were exported from Africa, misrepresented, and paraded for entertainment in the USA

A poster from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus featuring lip plates
Source: Wikimedia

Lip plates are a form of body modification practiced by tribes in Africa and Amazonia. Even today, the African tribes Mursi and Suri follow the practice of inserting increasingly…




The aim of this publication is to learn from our history and culture in order to understand the dynamics of politics and improve the current state of movements for feminism, racism, and LGBTQ

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Kamna Kirti

Kamna Kirti

Art enthusiast. I engage with art at a deep level. I also share insights about entrepreneurship, founders & nascent technologies.

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