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The Relationship Between Black Women and Straight Hair

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By Shatay Speights | Over the past few years, women in the black community have been able to witness the natural hair movement take off in a major way. There is a wealth of inspiration and knowledge available for all to enjoy when it comes to styling natural hair, and this guarantees something for …

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Women of Color and the Wealth of Wisdom

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By Kamaria Mason | Illustration by NIcholle Kobi There seems to be a cycle in our society where each generation struggles then eventually finds their way. The process of developing into a self-sufficient person requires us to go through certain growing pains. However, a very blatant disconnect is evident between the generations who have “made it” and …

Do Brand Extensions Perpetuate the “Othering” of Women of Color?

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By Shatay Speights In a recent article on the Canadian online platform called Flare, there was a discussion about the necessity behind creating forums for women of color- a dedicated place for black and brown women to freely express ideas and truly feel a part of something. The article mentioned two platforms/forums that were created with women ...

Press Play: 5 Beauty Gurus Who Should Be On Your Watch List

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By Jennifer Akotoh _| These Bronze Babes are killing the game with their gorgeous makeup looks. Whether you’re new to the whole makeup thing, or a proud product junkie, these beautynistas will guide you in the right direction towards creating looks that slay and flatter your skin in all ways. Gigi Beauty always comes through with looks that …

Black Aesthetics are “Ghetto Until Proven Fashionable”

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BY SHATAY SPEIGHTS | When highlighting new trends in fashion, especially those that are “inspired” by the style and aesthetics from black and brown communities, credit is rarely given to those within the communities that bring these trends to the forefront. Trends that are established by black and brown persons are often seen as lowbrow or ghetto, …