I applaud the publication on its endeavor to begin the conversation on natural beauty. "Pretty" goes beyond European style features and Brazilian imported tresses; it starts with a Black woman's kinks sprouting from her roots and raw individuality.
Watching my mother and grandmother taught me so much -- seeing them nurture people and animals showed me, through their actions, what mattered most. They made so many sacrifices for our family, and they set the standard. They inspired me from childhood to volunteer and advocate for those less fortunate.
With a big chop, you become a woman with short hair in a world where so much sexuality and femininity lies in length.
To me, celebrating Women's History Month was more about celebrating the woman that I am becoming and paying homage to the women of influence. In order to do that I had to dig into what embodied the woman I have aspired to be and the reasoning behind that.
"You don't need to be pretty, perfect or compliant to be loved." That is the message photographer Kate T. Parker wanted to use to empower her girls when she started taking their pictures three years ago.
I just don't know how you'd be able to take this class and look anyone in the eye afterward. Or, how you'd handle that gut-wrenching moment when you have to walk into a crowded room of people completely naked.
Making my rounds, I took a peek on the back balcony which is usually frequented for cigarette breaks and healthy conversations. I was captivated by the eclectic style and fearless combinations. It was all in the details...
Even as I played dress up with my friends, I couldn't picture them using real makeup of their own until they were actually moms themselves. Little did I know how much of a sway the beauty industry and society would have on them.
So many black women have an intimate relationship with rejection when it comes to their own beauty. That relationship has a legacy that walks with them today.
Christian is just fortunate enough to be my curious, needy, bothersome little brother. But I'll be honest, I also love having him as my lab rat.
There is real benefit to be gleaned from dressing your transitional body well. Looking good now can get you hooked on looking good: It can establish a habitual desire to feel awesome when confronted with a mirror.
For more than two decades, I used a color line in my salon that I really liked so much. I wasn't just comfortable with the products, I was confident i...
The role of First Lady of the United States of America has always been a busy one. From the days of Louisa Adams and her push for women's rights to La...
Because I was directly in front of her, I had no choice but to twerk in her face. Over the course of the next hour, I felt her despair turn into resentment and then contempt. I just knew for sure that it was directed toward me and my booty.
To this day, many interns in the fashion industry have to choose between unpaid internships, which they may spend every waking hour at, or face not getting into dream positions. Apart from lack of engagement and lost productivity, why are unpaid internships no catwalk for the fashion industry?
Every February, I call my mother, my three sisters and several of my girlfriends to remind them to wear red on National Wear Red Day -- to promote heart disease awareness in women.
In shedding my ideas about why sexually empowered women are somehow bad or dirty, I started feeling more comfortable with my own sexual nature. Not judging myself has been the first step truly appreciating and exploring female sexuality.
For ethnic spa goers, many times the preliminary conversation to determine what we use on our skin, why we use it and what we expect to achieve from our facial is omitted. Were you aware that such a conversation should even take place?
While I will continue to argue that the African American community doesn't have a patent on homophobia, it does, however, have a problem with it. Bl...
It's a bit like looking for a boyfriend. We all start out looking for a Brad Pitt or Hugh Jackman, but after a while, we realize that's just not very realistic.