women of color

Question for the Singer: An Open Letter to Lana Del Rey

Question for the Singer: An Open Letter to Lana Del Rey

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Ashley Graham's Candid Critique of Labels Further Proves Why She Defies Them Entirely

Ashley Graham's Candid Critique of Labels Further Proves Why She Defies Them Entirely

How do you categorize someone who has managed to forever shape their industry in the span of a decade? Perhaps you don't. In a candid conversation for Naomi Campbell's newly launched YouTube channel,
Taking Up "Hair" Space: 8 Black Women Talk About What Natural Hair Means to Them

Taking Up "Hair" Space: 8 Black Women Talk About What Natural Hair Means to Them

Every Black woman has a unique relationship with her hair. I was like a lot of my peers in the early 2000s who grew up going to the beauty salon with our moms to get a relaxer and a roller set so we
Want to Learn How to Install Your Own Passion Twists? These 3 Tutorials Make It Easy

Want to Learn How to Install Your Own Passion Twists? These 3 Tutorials Make It Easy

Now that we've officially been social distancing for a few weeks now, it's safe to say that it's going to be a while before many of us are able to make hair appointments again. If you have natural
9 Latinas of Our Generation Who Are Proving They're Unstoppable

9 Latinas of Our Generation Who Are Proving They're Unstoppable

Latinas can be inspiring, strong, and hard working. In our generation, many of these women have followed their dreams, achieved career goals, and reached places they didn't think were possible.
Need to Learn How to Cornrow Your Own Hair? Check Out These 5 Easy Tutorials

Need to Learn How to Cornrow Your Own Hair? Check Out These 5 Easy Tutorials

Sometimes I wish people knew how hard it is to be someone who's not blessed with the ability to braid or cornrow. It's disheartening, really, although it's something I can usually deal with since,
Simone Biles Isn't Worried About Losing Her Edge Before Tokyo 2021 - and Neither Are We

Simone Biles Isn't Worried About Losing Her Edge Before Tokyo 2021 - and Neither Are We

There's no question: Simone Biles was the gymnastics favorite heading into the 2020 Tokyo Games. She hadn't officially qualified yet since trials weren't until the end of June, but she was pegged to
Rihanna's Dreamy New Savage x Fenty Collection Comes in a Rainbow Ombré Star Print

Rihanna's Dreamy New Savage x Fenty Collection Comes in a Rainbow Ombré Star Print

Leave it to Rihanna to bring us some joy with her new April SS20 Savage X Fenty collection. The 32-year-old musician and designer teamed up with her brand's ambassador, Normani, once again for another
Want to Master Box Braids at Home? These 4 Tutorials Are Here to Help

Want to Master Box Braids at Home? These 4 Tutorials Are Here to Help

Protective style season will be here before we know it, and there's no look in the spring and summer months that's more fitting for the season than box braids. Convenient and easy to maintain, box
The Woes of Being a Black Girl in an Online Dating World

The Woes of Being a Black Girl in an Online Dating World

Every time I find myself in a new place, the question of "How am I going to date?" quickly comes up. When I first got to college, my roommates and other peers had already activated their Tinder and
Little Fires Everywhere Has Something Important to Say About White Privilege and Motherhood

Little Fires Everywhere Has Something Important to Say About White Privilege and Motherhood

My mother's favorite pastime is to go thrifting, which she calls "junking." Early on, my sister and I learned how to be strategic when shopping for a sale or digging through racks at local thrift
Is Anybody Else Obsessed With Rob's Leather Jacket on High Fidelity?

Is Anybody Else Obsessed With Rob's Leather Jacket on High Fidelity?

Zoë Kravitz dresses pretty similarly to her character, Rob, on Hulu's High Fidelity, which I binged in three days. That's saying a lot for me. I normally fall asleep 20 minutes into episodes, even if

100+ Books by Black Women That Should Be Essential Reading For Everyone

Diverse literature is more essential than ever in today's current climate. Books are some of the best tools for developing tolerance and empathy, and few books are as rich and nuanced as those penned
Yarn Is the Box Braid Accessory You Didn't Know You Needed, and We Have the Pics to Prove It

Yarn Is the Box Braid Accessory You Didn't Know You Needed, and We Have the Pics to Prove It

I'll admit that anytime I'm on the lookout for a cool hair accessory, yarn has never been the first thing that comes to mind - but a few looks at yarn braid hairstyles on social media may have caused
Get to Know Tiffany Boone, the Gorgeous Actress Who Plays Young Mia on Little Fires Everywhere

Get to Know Tiffany Boone, the Gorgeous Actress Who Plays Young Mia on Little Fires Everywhere

Image Source: Getty / Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Whether you have read the book by Celeste Ng or are simply captivated by Mia Warren's backstory on Little Fires Everywhere, be ready for Tiffany
I Hope the Christian Church Makes Room For Abortion Stories Like Mine

I Hope the Christian Church Makes Room For Abortion Stories Like Mine

I am a Christian, and I had an abortion. Experiences like mine were never discussed in the evangelical community I grew up in, which was riddled with stigmatizing rhetoric and shame about abortion
Here's Proof That Marley Twists Are the Perfect Protective Style For Summer

Here's Proof That Marley Twists Are the Perfect Protective Style For Summer

As Summer inches closer, it's time to think about new hairstyles. The warmer months of the year are the perfect time to experiment with different styles, whether they be cuts, colors, or protective
Attitude and Amplitude: I Can't Get Over This Soulja Boy Hip-Hop Floor Routine

Attitude and Amplitude: I Can't Get Over This Soulja Boy Hip-Hop Floor Routine

Collegiate gymnastics is over - the 2020 NCAA season was cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak - and my heart has been heavy ever since. That's why I like to reminisce about the amazing routines
11 Photos That'll Make You Want to Jump on the Faux Dreadlocks Bandwagon Immediately

11 Photos That'll Make You Want to Jump on the Faux Dreadlocks Bandwagon Immediately

Protective styles come in lots of different forms, but not too many styles give me heart eyes quite like faux dreadlocks. Ever since Zendaya wore them on the Oscars red carpet back in 2015, they've