A tight-knit group of 56 sorority sisters is poised to go viral with a beach photo shoot dubbed "Melanin Illustrated," honoring black beauty.
When shopping for swimwear online, we’re usually faced with shots of young models with taut bodies, zero body hair, and no sign of any blemishes.
Designer Christian Siriano dressed Meg Ryan and Janelle Monae for the CFDA awards, calling it "a nice change from the regular fashion girls."
Over the weekend, Benetton posted to Instagram a photo of three young boys arm-in-arm modeling the company’s colorful Spring/Summer line. It’s possible that with its bright colors, diverse models, and rainbow design in the background, that Benetton gave itself room for irony with its caption.
Meet Nyakim Gatwech, the South Sudanese model taking the world by storm thanks to her flawless midnight complexion, penetrating gaze and unwavering message of empowerment. The 24-year-old is as determined as she is breathtaking — living in Minnesota, Gatwech is on a mission to promote skin positivity and self-acceptance amongst women with darker hues. Along with her stunning photos, which she shares with nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, she also sends out inspirational messages targeting women who are struggling to be comfortable in their own skin.
Incendiary covers are nothing new for “Hustler,” but this one seems to be pushing the envelope given the the political climate in Trump's America.
Model and "melanin goddess" Khoudia Diop is one of the stars of the Colored Girl's latest campaign, called Blend In Stand Out.
According to our calculations (counting on fingers is all it takes), in Victoria’s Secret's eyes, sexy is being young, white, thin, and famous — with a tiny sprinkling of diversity.
The new man at the head of British Vogue brings a commitment to diversity and a reputation for fearlessness to a historic magazine.
Brianna is one of the social media stars who have been breaking barriers and encouraging others to honor their unique features.
Just ask Mimi Mbah. A few of her Intagram snaps were recently shared by Twitter page @_AFRICANS_. “No thanks I wouldn’t trade my skin colour for the world,” she fired back to a social media round of applause.
A photo from a project highlighting the beauty of black skin is rubbing some people the wrong way on social media. The image in question from One, a series by Isaac West featuring stunning models in colorful underwear set behind brightly colored backdrops, places the most light-skinned woman front and center. In response, West, a student and fashion designer in Minnesota, says to Yahoo Beauty that “as black people, we have something very unique about us — our skin tone.
As if we needed a reminder of the power of social media, a school in Australia has done a u-turn after asking twins girls of South Sudanese descent to remove their hair braids because they did not represent the school. The story first broke last week when 16-year-old Grace and Tahbisa were pulled from their class at Bentleigh Secondary school, Melbourne and asked to remove their braids.
Musician Jaimie Wilson, who was born a woman but has now transitioned to a man, has been sharing beautiful before and after images of himself on Instagram in a bid to show that not all trans people exhibit signs of identifying with the opposite gender before they transition.
Model Liza Golden-Bhojwani shared her dramatic weight gain on Instagram after practically starving herself on 500 calories a day.
Originally from Serbia, the fashion blogger has a 28-year-old daughter and two grandchildren. Using the hashtag #grandmotherthatlovesfashion, Zaklina has a wardrobe that could rival any model’s. In fact, she looks like a walking Dolce & Gabbana advert.
Megan Crabbe, 24, wants to uncover the dramatic difference between a “polished and unpolished” photoshoot. The kicker? Her side-by-side snapshots are both stunning in their own respect.
Rather than just complaining about the lack of diversity, Canadian photographer Julia Busato decided to do something. In an incredibly powerful photo series, she captured a variety of women posing naked with a mannequin.
Tory Burch released a video for her new summer 2017 collection, which is being criticized for cultural appropriation and lack of diversity. Tory Burch is the latest designer to commit cultural appropriation. Three thin white women, decked out in head-to-toe preppy clothes, in a video directed by a thin white woman, for a company owned by a thin white woman, capitalizing “on a craze that originated in the black community” as they dance and lip-sync to a song by two black guys, as the Fashion Spot put it.
Before the rise of diversity, the world struggled celebrating true individualism — but albino model Connie Chiu helped dispel beauty myths with her one-of-a-kind photos, taken in the early 1990s. Born in 1969, Chiu was launched into the fashion industry at age 24. According to NOAH, Albinism is “an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair and/or eyes.” Chiu, who grew up in Hong Kong, was told by her parents at a young age she was “different,” with “light-sensitive” skin and eyesight, but that didn’t stop her family from allowing her to feel included.