Native Lights is a weekly, half-hour radio program hosted by Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members and siblings, Leah Lemm and Cole Premo. Native Lights is a space for people in Native communities around Mni Sota Mkoce — a.k.a. Minnesota — to tell their stories about finding their gifts and sharing them with the community.
Native Lights – Dominique White’s Gift for Healthy Skin & Healthy Attitudes about Appearance
On today’s show, we enjoy a wide-ranging conversation with Dominique White (Prairie Island), who is an esthetician, laser technician, and owns a spa called Waśteda Aesthetics in Woodbury, MN. She is a constant learner, and currently holds 17 certifications for various skin and beauty treatments.
Dominique shares how struggles with her own skin and painful cystic acne, put her on a path of learning about what remedies are good and which ones are harmful when it comes to caring for your skin. Studying ingredients in beauty products led Dominique to develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy, including claiming your own interpretation of beauty standards.
Dominique credits her grandmother for helping her develop her healthy attitudes around appearance and being your authentic self. Thank you, Dominique, for this fascinating conversation about facials, lash lifts, body contouring, and feeling comfortable in your own skin!
Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine is produced by Minnesota Native News and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
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