Embracing beauty in all sizes and skin tones

Modern beauty standards have evolved to include more diverse body types, skin tones and modes of gender expression.ST ILLUSTRATION: CEL GULAPA

SINGAPORE - As a child with oodles of Barbie dolls, I used non-permanent markers to give them make-up and scissors to update their predictable, flowing manes.

All were white and Caucasian with blonde hair, save a few brunettes. Every single one showcased that coveted hourglass figure.

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