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Abi Ishola

What My Light-Skinned Best Friend Didn't Understand About My Pain

Beyond Classically Beautiful | Posted 03.04.2016 | Style
Beyond Classically Beautiful

By Abi Ishola A couple of months ago I met a woman in Manhattan who I photographed for our ongoing Real Beauty Moment photo series. She expre...

Struggle Free Activism: The 'Law Of Least Effort' In An Era Of Social Activism

Beyond Classically Beautiful | Posted 02.23.2017 | Black Voices
Beyond Classically Beautiful

By Abi Ishola One of the many spiritual laws that serves as the basis of most religious faiths and spiritual practices is the Law of Least Effort. A...

Mushaka's Motivation Monday x Beyond Classically Beautiful

Melissa Mushaka | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
Melissa Mushaka


LOOK: Beyond Classically Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

I don't think any of us can forget when a New York Times writer referred to actress Viola Davis as "darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than...

Why Being A TV News Reporter Almost Kept Me From My Natural Hair

Abi Ishola | Posted 12.24.2012 | Style
Abi Ishola

I was comfortable with my kink, but tired of all the work it took to maintain it.