Click here to listen to the Poorna Bell episode of Beauty Full Lives.
Award-winning journalist and author Poorna Bell’s family features heavily in her new book, In Search of Silence, in which she muses on and explores the new landscape of her life following her husband Rob’s death by suicide.
They are also a big part of her beauty identity, with Poorna talking in this episode about her grandma who always looked pristine despite her messy bedroom, and how her mum’s dressing table held allure.
We also discuss how appearance and beauty have had an impact on Poorna’s life as an adult, and topics we cover include her tattoos, colorism, intuitive eating, and the appeal of power lifting (which, as Poorna explains, extends beyond just being able to lift your own furniture).
Beauty Full Lives is hosted by Madeleine Spencer, produced by Charlie Jones, and with artwork by Sung Lee.