Friends, allies, podcast listeners: Lend us your ears, because it's time for another brand-new episode of our SYFY Fangrrls' Strong Female Characters podcast -- and we're ringing in our 10th installment with a subject that permeates all kinds of genre works: beauty.
This week, we're joined by author Dhonielle Clayton (whose new book, The Belles, is available starting right now!) to discuss beauty as a commodity, as well as how race and class define our beauty standards in genre and real life.
Strong Female Characters examines our favorite female characters and storylines in genre and draws parallels to their real-life counterparts and current events. Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and contributing editor Preeti Chhibber welcome a different guest each week to explore oft-used tropes, representation in media, and the surprising and sometimes humorous ways in which pop culture and science fiction can influence our daily lives.