Episode 27

EP - 27 - The Pressure is on in South Korea

Welcome, my love buckets, to a brand new episode!

In this week's episode, we're going on another international trip.  Pack your bags as we're heading out to South Korea. 

South Korea is known as the cosmetic surgery capital of the world. We're going to delve into South Korea's hyper fixation on outward appearances and how this extreme focus on appearance pressures women and men to conform to societal expectations and spend a relatively significant amount of money on cosmetics as well as undergo specific cosmetic procedures.

We discuss the detrimental effects this has on mental health in the long run and how many South Korean women are fighting back against this rigid and Patriarchal society by creating the movement 'Escape the corset.' 

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Carissa Vikis

Hey there!
I'm Carissa, host, content creator, and producer of the indie podcast Beauty Unlocked.
Growing up, I was frequently compared and criticized for my looks and weight. This started the vicious cycle of being self-critical and loathing my body. I knew I wasn't the only one suffering from society's ridiculous notion of what "we should look like." I started digging deeper and researching various topics, and the rest is h(er)story!
Beauty Unlocked The Podcast aims to educate and bring awareness of our society's obsession with physical beauty and the emotional consequences these impossible beauty standards have. Beauty Unlocked's social media platform showcases not only my work but that of other artists, illustrators, and fellow podcasters that I admire and that share a similar message of inspiration, empowerment, positivity, and raising awareness on a variety of social issues.