Living the Bluest Eye
“In equating physical beauty with virtue, she stripped her mind, bound it, and collected self-contempt by the heap.”
– Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
I don’t have words for this. And sadly, she wasn’t the only black woman to do this. A British woman named Shenise Farrell also flew to Panama to have this procedure done and nearly went blind.
When Shenise Farrell read on the internet about a £5,000 operation which could turn her dark brown eyes light blue, she wasted no time in heading off to Panama.
Less than two weeks later, British surgeons were battling to save her sight.
They had to repair a hole in her iris and remove implants. It is unclear whether she will suffer long-term damage – and her eyes are still brown.
‘It was the biggest mistake I have ever made,’ said the single mother of three from Perivale, West London.
From the Daily Mail 29 Aug 2009
My people, my people when will the madness stop?
The biggest clue for these women is they had to fly to Panama to get it done. England and the US are two capitalist countries that would sell to you your own saliva if they could so if the operation isn’t offered here chances are the whole thing is sketchy.
What price for beauty? Going blind is too high for me.