body inclusivity is not a trend, it’s a movement for change.

Rihanna’s 2020 Savage X Fenty show featured one of the most diverse casts of models the modeling world has ever seen. The show displayed Savage X Fenty’s capsule collection and featured a range of models and performers of different ethnicities, gender identities and body types. The show challenged former lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret’s outdated notions […]

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Your Guide to How Your Activism Can Uplift– and Not Silence– Black Women

When Eva Longoria dismissed the large role Black female voters played in the 2020 presidential election in a television interview with MSNBC, Black women everywhere were not surprised.  Due to the efforts of Black women such as Stacey Abrams, former candidate for the role of Georgia’s governor, President-elect Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential […]

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The Light That Is Africa

When Black Panther was released in February 2018, I remember my Instagram feed being full of movie posters and my fellow African and Black friends posing with the Wakanda Forever signs. The love and unity for Africa poured out as people dressed in their African attire as they headed to see the movie with their […]

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Hair Series: Embracing the Afro

Afros surged in the 60s and 70s during the Civil Rights Movement as a means to fully embrace Black beauty and power without European standards. As a consequence etched from slavery, afros have been derogatorily labeled as “nappy” and “untamed” for centuries. I’ve heard those very same words for most of my life.  Black is […]

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A Love Letter To Black Single Moms

Single Motherhood. It is something that is often regarded as a reflection of a broken home, that produces broken children. It is treated as something shameful, something that needs to be repaired within the Black community. The truth is that single motherhood is a reflection of the exact opposite, it is a role that demonstrates […]

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The White Savior Complex in Media and Activism

Throughout the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and conversations about racial justice that have been taking place since May, the white savior complex has become very prevalent. Faima Bakar, a writer for the British newspaper Metro, defines a white savior complex as “a white person who acts to help non-white people, but in a context which can […]

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The New Marketing Technique: Black Outrage

Following Chadwick Boseman’s passing, many people, especially members of the Black community, felt saddened to see a cultural icon go so suddenly. We took to social media to grieve collectively. However, not everyone on social media shared the same sentiment. Many seemed more concerned about the future of Black Panther than the fact that a […]

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Black Girls, Embrace Your differences

As my first post to this blog, I wanted to hit the ground running with a topic that is near and dear to my heart. As a Nigerian-American female, I have always noticed that I don’t act like the “typical” African- let alone the “typical” or better yet stereotypical dark-skinned girl.  It’s not that I […]

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Hesitation to Commit: Romance Edition

You are talking to someone for a couple of weeks. They slowly grow on you, to the point you might even like them (but that part you would never admit). Now, they’ve asked you out. You laugh and exit the message. If it’s THAT day, you might just clear it altogether. Whatever the case is, […]

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