June 22, 2021

EP. 218 — Do Beauty Standards Need A Glow Up? with David Yi

This week on Getting Curious, Jonathan and David Yi explore the history of beauty beyond the gender binary. Listen in to learn about Neanderthals who used highlighters, Korean warriors who invented three-in-one sticks, ancient Egyptians who relied on anti-aging creams, and more stunning historical figures.

David Yi is the co-founder of good light, a gender-inclusive beauty brand, and editor of Very Good Light, a men’s and masc-identifying beauty publication. They are the author of the new book PRETTY BOYS, which honors beauty icons past and present who have redefined masculinity and gender expression.

You can find David on Twitter and Instagram @seoulcialite; good light is @goodlight.world; and Very Good Light is at @verygoodlight.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & David Yi    JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a 40 minute-ish, or more, conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by David Yi, where I ask them: Do beauty standards need a glow up? Thank you for creating this book. For writing this book. For taking me on that journey. I was moved. I was enlightened. And I’m so excited that you’re here. So without further ado, welcome, David Yi, who is the editor and founder of the beauty website Very Good Light, which we love, must follow. You guys need to be into it. And also the CEO of the personal care brand good light. Their new book, Pretty Boys: Legendary Icons Who Redefined Beauty and How to Glow Up, Too is out this month. Welcome, David. DAVID YI [00:00:50] Thank you so much, JVN. I’m super excited to be joining you today. JVN [00:00:54]

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