Imagine you're in Barbados partying alongside Rihanna for Carnival. You’re decked out in all the festival regalia. You've got your jeweled bustier and your elaborate headdress. Your makeup is apropos and elegantly on fleek. Now take away all the fanfare and the feathers. The music and the dancing. What’s left? That amazing face.
This election was deeply disappointing for many Americans who fear they may lose their fundamental rights-- and especially disappointing for marginalized communities that fear for their safety. The grief many of us are experiencing is legitimate. Here are some tips for pushing through while caring for yourself.
It's important that Black women know that they matter and that their lives are important. If you have not heard it today, and just in case your mind is playing tricks on you, we want you to know that we see you.
Unless you're using safety pins to jab your racist family and friends in the eye, you can keep them. Own your shit. Stop doing everything but the thing you should be doing… dismantling this oppressive system and using your privilege to benefit marginalized people.
Two weeks or more without sex or a climax can create sharpness in your senses, a supernatural focus and a sensitivity to external stimuli which can awaken a vibrant creativity if you’re mindfully monitoring your energetic and sensory frequencies.
It is not the role of transgender people to teach cisgender people anything for free. Solidarity with the trans community is not a retweet, like or Facebook share. Solidarity is informed, intentional, recurring sustainable acts of service.
Black Lives Matter Means Trans Lives Matter: Why We Need To Address The Violence Against Black Trans Women
Tata Sanchez, was desperately seeking help as she pounded on the front door of a home in Compton, California in the early morning hours just before dawn. She was shot and killed. One moment Tata, a black trans woman, was here and the next she was not. Her life mattered.
The first and most important rule is this: make a home of yourself. If you make a home of yourself first, the rest will follow. Stay strong, and remember self-care is paramount. Don’t ever rely on another person for foundation, strength, respect, self-love, or power.
The classic black smokey eye and red lip. This look is an absolute go-to during the holidays. It's unabashedly forward, screams and feels sexy, confident and bold and also commands attention. So naturally, when Latarsha told us that she was definitely in the mood for this look, we were all in to show off just how much attention it commands.
A few weeks ago we spotted Aïda at a Make Up For Ever event. She walked through the door and we couldn’t help but to double take. She was tall and beautiful and her dark black skin was so lustrous. That’s the best way to describe it. It was late at night and she was shining like a diamond. We knew we had to meet this beautiful woman and
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