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.Read More
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.Read More
An early evening meeting over tea at The Plant Shed on Prince St. with Akili King (@akili_) led to a great conversation covering a range of topics from education and hobbies to her work at Vogue as Beauty Editorial Assistant. As a woman of color, King’s rise to her position is a big deal in a time where many outlets are recognizing the need for diverse voices.Read More
“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.”Read More
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.Read More
I LEARNED ABOUT THE BREATHING SPACE AFTER SCROLLING THROUGH MANY PAGES OF INSTAGRAM AND STUMBLING ON THE PROFILE OF FOUNDER LEEZA JONEÉ. AFTER I READ THE STORY THAT SHE WROTE ABOUT HER CONVERSATION-FOCUSED MEET & GREET FOR SAD GIRLS CLUB I KNEW THAT THIS WAS SOMEONE WE HAD TO FEATURE. WE MADE PLANS TO MEET AFTER A SHORT CORRESPONDENCE.Read More
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.Read More