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Author: Melanin Queen

23 Jan

Feminist AF: An Epic Visual Story of the Women’s March

The Future is FEMALE! I AM Woman, Hear me ROAR. What a powerful statement that women from all over the world made this week. It was crazy to see some of the images of the march that were in black and white. It literally felt like we were in a 1950's time capsule of sorts. I was saddened, but I also felt really inspired and empowered..and the signs, well they were nothing short of epic. So much so, that museums, libraries and digital publications from across the world have been collecting them. This is HERstory! See what happens when we get in.. F O R M A T I O N? All images have been collected from online (NY Mag, Getty, Wire...
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12 Jan

Janelle Monae Gets Futuristic for Cosmopolitan Magazine

Hidden Figures star, Janelle Monae played Cosmopolitan Magazine's February issue! The photoshoot which took place at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at NASA, Janelle took futuristic fashion to another level as she posed in metallic and other out-of-this world fabrics. She stated that, she hopes that people will look at the characters she is playing as the new super heros! The editorial is super dope and really makes us feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. It is quite true that women and girls of color are just a small population of the STEM industry and community and we hope to see an increase in interest beyond the excitement of the Hidden Figures movie.  ...
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16 Sep

Marc Jacobs’ Faux Locks Ignite Racial Controversy

Gigi Hadid at Marc Jacobs Show in Faux Dread Locks
Marc Jacobs Closed Fashion Week with a (Cultural Appropriation) BANG! Caucasian Models Strutted Runway in Multicolored Faux Locks “All who cry ‘cultural appropriation’ or whatever nonsense about any race or skin color wearing their hair in any particular style or manner — funny how you don’t criticize women of color for straightening their hair. I respect and am inspired by people and how they look. I don’t see color or race — I see people.” ~ Marc Jacobs I am definitely here for Harajuku Chic, but the choice of hair...
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