Episode 079

Moshoodat Sanni

Empowering women of color through creativity

August 11, 2019
arts

Episode Overview

“I have a big nose. I have big lips. I have cheekbones. My hips are not small. And I wanted to empower people who look like me. ” – Moshoodat Sanni

Moshoodat Sanni is a celebrity Makeup Artist and Creative Director.

She’s had hundreds of magazine and television features, including in CNN, People Magazine, Essence, Yahoo, BET, BuzzFeed and Glamour.  She’s also done makeup for celebrities including Cardi B, Cyn Santana, Naturi Naughton, Toke Makinwa and Yemi Alade

Her ‘Just Glitter’ video on Refinery 29’s ‘Shortcuts’ Facebook page has been viewed more than 42 Million times!  And Elle magazine named her one of the ‘6 Game-Changing Instagram Artists celebrating women of colour’.

“I didn’t want to be in a society where a certain view was acceptable. I just wanted to bring relevance and appreciation to what we look like. A lot of my artwork is a reflection of who we are internally.” – Moshoodat Sanni

Amongst the many things that make her an amazing talent, is how she has made it her purpose to celebrate women of colour, and to use her skills as a makeup artist to empower and inspire.

what you’ll learn in this episode

  • Why she’s made it her mission to empower and inspire women of color through her creativity
  • How cutting her hair led to her amazing career
  • How dropping out of college against her parent’s wishes to follow her dreams was the best decision she ever made
  • What she’s learned about having the courage to follow your dreams
  • Why we all have a responsibility to uplift and empower each other
  • The mistakes that women of color are making when it comes to their foundation
  • What her “I am” is

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