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Fenty Beauty is important. Very important. And, this is not a bias statement because I’m a die-hard fan of the Bajan queen herself. I say this because her new collection embodies inclusivity and cultural diversity which will impact the beauty industry forever. I mean, here’s Rihanna, a mega pop-star using her influence to create change in the world of makeup–a world that typically ignores women who come in a variety of rich skin tones–by making something of quality for everyone to enjoy. It’s especially a triumph for Black and brown women who are often offered a tiny selection, if any, of products to use. Although there’s been years of protest about this issue, barely any strides have been made to improve it. Continue reading “How Fenty Beauty Will Change The Beauty Industry Forever”
Disclaimer, if you’re a prude then simply fall back from this post. Wait, actually don’t because there’s something in it for everyone. So here it goes.
Earlier this year, I wrote a piece (scroll down to read) about one of my favorite online personalities who transitioned from adult entertainer to singer. In that piece, I touched on how porn actresses are the black sheep of society despite being the go-to people that men–and many women–depend on for rated-r entertainment. I mean really, the difference between us and them is that they’re getting paid to fulfill urges on a film set while we’re doing it for free…in the crib…or in a hotel jacuzzi…no judgements though. Do you know how much confidence that takes though? A whole damn lot. Continue reading “The Three Keys To Confidence from Adult Actresses”
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Take a stroll into your nearest electronics store and you’ll be sure to find a ton of options that fit your steeze like sleek iPhone 7 cases and portable chargers in a variety of colorways. There’s nothing aesthetically fitting that you can’t find—if you’re a guy of course. This disappointing reality hit me like a ton of bricks when I traveled the seven seas in search for a pair of wireless over-the-ear headphones that are feminine, stylish and functional. All I could find were bulky renditions in dark shades that were too large or too heavy for a style-conscious young woman on the go. After wandering through the aisles of Best Buy, B&H, P.C. Richard, and Target’s tech section I realized that finding the complete opposite is much harder than I thought…and than it should be. Continue reading “Why Women Need Cooler Tech Accessories…Now”
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Science has always been an integral part of human society and continues to be the foundation of progress. And while, for centuries, it has been associated with stereotypical nerdy white men (think Bill Nye or Ben Stein), that isn’t the case anymore. “Hidden Figures”, for example, dismantles this image by showcasing the revolutionary African American women who contributed to placing man on the moon–a historic triumph for the human race. Even more heart-warming is that the box-office-hit film was co-produced by Pharrell Williams who utilized his love affair with science to contribute to this important story. Also, in case you haven’t noticed, Drake is currently performing in front giant projections of Pluto and Mars. Both artists bring forth a fresh perspective on science to a new audience–something that we desperately needed for a long time–and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Continue reading “Experiencing The Outer Space That Was Built For You”
By guest contributor, Nyanza D
The seemingly endless amount of labels that society forces upon an individual is extremely taxing on the soul. These labels invoke a sense of confusion that’s hard to shake once a person has fallen victim to the imaginary rulebook they come with. But, there’s a silver lining in all this. The good shit also known as art, which has historically been used as a form of protest, is then born. What would our world be without it? A few simple terms can be used to describe such thing: boring, yawn, wack, dry, a drag, a dub–you get the picture. A digital artist who enjoys challenging those societal labels shares how they empower her to simply keep creating.
Continue reading “Rebelling Against Labels Through Art”
The world is so vast that it’s nearly impossible to hear all the amazing music that comes out of every continent. Even worse, is that we’ll all go to the grave without hearing a beautiful and exotic rendition of trap beats from a faraway land. WAAAAAH! Although the internet is at our disposal to discover these sounds that can become heavily rotated gems, it’s still difficult to keep up. Many don’t even know where the hell to begin, but don’t fret because I’m here to offer a head start. From Iran all the way to Japan, here are six dope ass songs you never heard of–and you need to add to your weekly playlist. Continue reading “A Whole New World: Six Songs You’ve Never Heard Of Yet”