Although 35% of women globally experience physical and sexual violence, sexual harassment statistics are much higher and harder to track. BBC Africa Eye recently published shocking videos of undercover women journalists posing as students to decipher the levers used by academics at West African Universities to harass women into ‘sex for grades.’
Will she move up the ranking? As of now, Serena Williams earned 23 Grand Slams, behind the all-time number one Margaret Court, who won 24 and the latest three of which in 1973 in Australia, France, and the US. Nobody knows what is ahead for Williams, but let’s note that these women’s achievements are, by far, higher than their male counterparts.
A new leaked viral memo from Google proves that tech giants are ultimately not light years ahead of their corporate counterparts in ages past, as the evangelists would have us believe. The memo, titled "I'm Not Returning to Google After Maternity, and Here Is Why" is the experience of a worker navigating her pregnancy.
Japanese beauty company, Shiseido, sponsor of the WTA Finals, is offering the largest prize money package in the history of tennis—to a woman, but only if she manages to go through the competition unbeaten. The tournament will be held in Shenzhen in October 2019 for eight days. And more feminist news.
Narcissism has been weaponized in recent decades against any number of people: those who annoy us and strike us as self-obsessed, and parents who may not have done a hot job raising us. Many claim that narcissism is “on the rise,” and it’s occurring to me that, in getting excited about spotting narcissists, we lost some scope on the matter.
The whole concept reminds me of all those hours I spent staring at the sky as a kid. Time seemed infinite in those days and the world only seemed to exist for the purpose of mystery and discovery. Life was one long meditation, from morning to night. And it was mine, too, with all its discoveries, wonders, and possibilities.
In a time when pretty much everyone but the government is held accountable for everything said and done, it is surprising that someone from the industry didn’t consider the implications of a virtual black model. Some have said that Shudu is a way for the artist to indulge in his interest in black women without having to interact with them.
A few months ago, I spontaneously chopped my relaxed hair off, but prior the chop, I kept wishing I had enough guts to own my African roots. And I have to admit the emotional courage it takes to be vulnerable. For the first time, I realized how much pressure black women undergo in their quests to create equal representation.
“In today's world, what you see on social media and pretty much everywhere is the idea of perfection. Everything is ‘snatched’ and ‘on fleek.’ But that's an unrealistic goal to have for yourself. Once I separated myself from the expectations of others to focus on my authenticity, everything followed.”
I slept in Martha Washington’s bed, and my brother, Ken, in George Washington’s. Mom told us this, my earliest memory, South Bronx, circa 1951. It’s the beginning of my American story—sweet and sassy, with a pinch of mystery. My grandparents came from Eastern Europe to escape pogroms and persecution.
”I once heard in a podcast by Kathrin Zenkina that the word ‘inspire’ means to ’breathe.’ The process of breathing includes inhaling and exhaling, so if you find yourself out of inspiration, it may mean that you have exhaled all that you have inside you, and now it is time to inhale again.”
With over 20 years of leadership at HSBC and J.P Morgan, and being named to the Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker, Cate Luzio self-funded Luminary, a massive 15,000 square foot meeting space for women in New York City. With all the possibilities, I ask Cate why Luminary.
Whether you are strictly cruelty-free when shopping for cosmetics or not, knowing exactly what those words mean can be confusing. To each brand, cruelty-free means something different. This is why it is so important for beauty companies to offer transparency. But from those that don’t, it is up to us to educate ourselves.
With all of the beauty boxes available, it is difficult to choose the right one. I scoured the world wide web and discovered the most indulgent boxes you are sure to adore. In some, you’ll discover brands you’ve never heard of and, in others, you’ll trial full size and deluxe samples of the most coveted beauty products in the world of pampering.
As much as we love the no-makeup makeup look, especially, during Summer when heavier makeup melts right off, a simple trick is to switch your lip color up. But you don’t want to go for just any bold color and pinky peach isn’t the only option. The latest trends include unique tones, monochromatic looks, and a long-awaited change of texture.
The beauty industry has been breaking the barriers for inclusion in the areas of race, body shape, and gender. We now see models showing off the beauty of their skin conditions, flaws, and truths. But there still seems to be a missing demographic. The mature women. Here are the brands that have given them the attention they deserve.