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CutlureCon Was The Black Creative Experience Of A Lifetime

Featured Lifestyle October 14, 2019 0 Comments

There I was, in The Bronx… minding my business and working on a story about Nathalie Emmanuel’s Emmys makeup when an email came through my inbox. In big, bold (all cap) letters read “REGINA KING JOINS CULTURECON” in the subject line. After screeching for a millisecond, I immediately opened the email. It was an invite to CultureCon 2019. What I…

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My Second Year At Fashion Week Was Better Than The First—But I’ll Always Feel Outcasted Because Of My Size

Fashion Featured September 13, 2019 0 Comments

I’ve only been to fashion week twice in my life. And after attending for the second year in a row, it’s for a good reason. I realize now that the glamour and glitz of the shows are really a front for the real issues the fashion industry faces. And quite frankly, this year, I was over it before it even…

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I Thought Hoop Earrings Made Me Look Ghetto Until I Found Black Joy In Being ghetto

Fashion Featured Lifestyle July 18, 2019 0 Comments

Hoop earrings sound like a weird way to discuss your insecurities, right? At least for me, I thought I was doing myself (and my people) a favor by being a “good” or “ideal” representation of what a Black person in education and/or the workforce should be. I figured hoop earrings had no place in my sense of style. But I’m…

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