Empowerment or Oppression: What does the beauty industry do for women?

Join Sali Hughes (The Guardian, Pretty Iconic), as she discusses the impact of the changing beauty industry with three inspirational panellists.

Tiss Saccoh started her beauty blog, NaturallyTiss.com, in 2015. Over the past three years she’s grown from a curious newbie to a full-fledged beauty influencer. Her blog and YouTube channel are dedicated to hair, makeup and skincare—along with the reality of navigating the beauty industry as a woman of colour.


Nilly Dahlia is a hijab wearing Muslim mother to two toddlers and is trying to breakdown the barriers of perception of Muslim mothers in the western society. She documents her family life on YouTube for her subscribers to see that she is a normal mother, battling with poo explosions, teething, breastmilk stains and a threenager. Only difference is she chooses to wear a scarf and that’s all it is. She is a mother just like any other mother. And, we all come in different shapes, sizes, and colour.

Rosie Blackwell-Sutton is a Brighton-born queer woman and some-time drag king (who doesn’t perform). She is a producer/creator of several arts events in the city including Kingdom (a drag king cabaret), FAT Cabaret (a performance night celebrating fat bodies) and Queerdom (a new queer performance night). She works in marketing for Carousel, an arts charity that supports learning disabled artists. She also designs Brighton’s magazine for queer people – Stemme. Oh, and she loves cats.


WHERE? The Old Court Room

WHEN? 3.15 – 4.15pm