Nappy Head Club: "Making Black Nappy Again"

Once upon a perm, us black girls have done many wicked things to our hair. With the hope of assimilating into America’s ideal culture norms, we rejected ourselves. Creatives Rachel Topping and Rikki-Richelle are dismantling such destructive social constructs and rebuilding a positive image of black beauty with their brand, Nappy Head Club.

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Q&A: Natural Annie Essentials

My grandmother and great-grandmother are a major influence in my life. I grew up with these women and experienced how they approached health and healing, and I find myself more and more gravitating toward that lifestyle of the old school natural. They are also plant addicts, which I proudly own up to now.

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Tamia Blue: Artist

“My goal is to be as vulnerable and open as possible through my art because in my experience, I often view it as the only depiction of myself that I can put out into the real world that won’t be played up and glamorized by superficial social media constructs. My art is where you’ll find both sides of my story.”

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Q&A: Jazsalyn McNeil

There is something quite dynamic about a person who can’t be accurately placed in any one box. So goes the story of the gorgeous multifaceted Jazsalyn McNeil. She is a model whose credits include numerous editorials and NYFW presentations, some of which have landed her features on the digital pages of leading fashion magazines. McNeil is also a designer who specializes in textile science and unconventional media using a range  of biosensors, electronics, woven and knit prints and anything in between.

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In Support Of: US

SHOWCASING THE WORK OF TALENTED BLACK EMERGING DESIGNERS.
SUPPORTED BY CONTENT FEATURING THE WORK OF TALENTED BLACK INDIVIDUALS.

FROM FEBRUARY 7 - MARCH 25, WE’RE EXCITED TO PRESENT IN SUPPORT OF: US; A SHOWCASE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY’S CREATIVE OUTPUT AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

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