Domestic Violence Survivor Kahshanna Evans Talks About Her Experience & Recovery

“This person burst through the door, assaulted me with all his might after I drifted out to sleep without even bothering to wake me, chastise or to tell me what was going on, and just really unleashed the breadth of his might with this really thick police belt to the extent I felt like I left my body. And I just remember at some point, kind of feeling really hot, like my body was on fire.”

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Beauty Brands On The Rise

There are just some brands that have been around the block and then again. They are classics, but along with new product launches, new brands are popping up now more than ever. The beauty market is in dire need of a shake up, and it seems that start-ups rather than big budget leaders are here to make it happen, with broader shade ranges, new ideas, and fun concepts.

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Elizabeth Rowe vs. Boston Symphony Orchestra: A fight for Equal Pay, A Win for Feminism

Elizabeth Rowe, the principal flutist at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, one of the “big five,” settled her landmark equal-pay lawsuit against her employer for a disparity between her paycheck and that of a comparable musician—principal oboist John Ferrillo. “According to the BSO’s 2016 tax filings, Rowe made 75 percent of Ferrillo’s annual salary, which was $286,621 […]”

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Virtual Model 'Shudu Gram' by Cameron-James Wilson: What Should Be The Limits Of Art In Society?

In a time when celebrities, comedians, and 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 even said that Shudu is a way for the artist to indulge in his interest in black women without having to interact with them.

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Senator Kamala Harris For President Of The United States In 2020, And More Feminist News

Kamala Harris recently became the fourth woman to announce her candidacy for President of the United States, and drew a rare compliment from the man she seeks to replace. When asked by The NY Times who would be his toughest opponent in 2020, Trump replied: "I would say, the best opening so far would be Kamala Harris. I would say, in terms of the opening act, I would say, would be her." And he is right.

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Meet Lizbeth Hernandez: Photographer, Style Icon & Minimalist Beauty Lover

Like you, I am accustomed to roaming the internet for the latest style trends, and discovering unique personalities alongside killer looks is the goal. That is exactly what I accomplished when I came across Lizbeth Hernandez. With her raw talent and impressive list of accomplishments like interning at Vogue and working with celebrity stylist Maeve Reilly, she runs a successful style blog and YouTube channel that inspires bold looks, confidence, and a fabulous work ethic.

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6 Top Rated Acne Spot Treatment Copycats: Which is the Best?

There are popular versions of acne spot treatment. There are luxury ones and drugstore alternatives. And although they are all marketed in the same general way, used in the same way and tend to share common ingredients, they are not identical. I cannot tell you which came first, but I can tell you which does what, how they are rated, and which is my personal favorite.

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Surviving R Kelly: No Backing Up, #MeToo Reaching Black Communities & More Feminist News

The new year arrived at cyclonic speed with Lifetime’s Surviving R Kelly. With over 20 million viewers, the #MeToo movement has finally reached communities of color. The New York Times even ran an Op Ed, titled: “After the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Documentary, #MeToo Has Finally Returned to Black Girls: Let’s keep it there.” Hard questions are being asked, once again, of urban icons.

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Mary Esses x Fatima Bocoum: A Conversation On Sexual Abuse, The 7 Deadly Sins & Jewelry Design

Mary Esses reached out to me a few months ago to collaborate on a photoshoot to explore the 7 deadly sins for her eponymous jewelry line. A New York based designer, Mary mixes fine stones, gold and silver to create artisanal masterpieces with a modern look and a dash of luxury. I was intrigued by the project, her background as a survivor of sexual abuse, and what it all meant to her.

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Beauty Overhaul at Target

At one time I would have said Target sold drugstore beauty brands, you know the classics: CoverGirl, L’Oreal, Maybelline. But, Target has been shaking things up recently. Not only have a lot of stores gotten a “next generation” makeover at the high-end level, but their beauty sections have exploded with new brands, relaunched ones, and a decent selection of cruelty-free and eco-friendly findings.

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Highlights of the Largest Feminist Moments and Key Numbers of 2018

2018 was a banner year in the struggle for the ever-elusive equality between the sexes. There are many reasons why that was the case, not the least of which was the boiling point of election day 2018 reached after years of recurrent misogynistic remarks by the President and pushback against the rise of misogynistic authoritarians across the globe. Here are the largest moments in the Year of the Woman.

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