Posts in Interviews
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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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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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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Sex, Toys & Unbound: An Interview With Polly Rodriguez, The CEO Changing Women's Relationships to Pleasure

Polly Rodriguez and Sarah Jayne are the Founders behind Unbound, a sexual wellness company with the mission to change the way feminists approach their sex lives. I was intrigued by these women, so I chatted with Polly to learn how it all started to discover its making is the fruit of a woman who, at 21, battled cancer and faced the harsh reality of a premature menopause.

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Rebecca Lucas Talks Hair Color, Beauty Boxes, and Self-esteem Issues

Rebecca Lucas is a mom, YouTube reviewer and an overall fire, with a YouTube channel loaded with everything you could ever want to know about subscription boxes. Like most of us, Rebecca is not a makeup artist, but is all about the joy of makeup, and dives into it like a child with finger paints and a bare canvas. She does what she wants, she uses what she likes, and is unapologetically real.

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A Conversation with Author LG Powell on her Memoir "Resilience: We Don't Stop"

LG Powell was born and raised into everything, but sunshine. After surviving an abduction and child abuse as a toddler, she came of age in the Bronx during the turbulent 70's, witnessing the creation of street gangs and Hip Hop, and the rise of crack cocaine and HIV. With the many incidents of sexual violence and domestic abuse, she devised a plan: just to survive.

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A Conversation with Ivana Massetti: Award-Winning Writer, Director, and Founder of Women Occupy Hollywood on Sexual Abuse and Gender-Based Discriminations

Los Angeles-based award winning Writer, Director and Producer, Ivana Massetti, Founder of Women Occupy Hollywood, a movement that fights for gender equality, equal rights for women, and the equal presence of women’s voices in Hollywood and beyond, tells us about her story from an early child abuse experience to the gender-based discriminations she faced in the Film Industry.

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Lovette Jallow: The Founder of BLACK VOGUE Discusses Beauty, Race, and her Mission to Overhaul the Beauty Industry

As the founder of Black Vogue, a forum for black men, women and non-gender binaries, Lovette Jallow aims to amplify black voices in the beauty industry with her candid and outspoken views on racism and cultural appropriation among other societal inculcated issues often perceived as too controversial. Lovette is a force to be reckoned with. Her passion and fire burn bright with no fizzling out in sight, a fierce mama bear for humanity.

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Meet Myrna, Makeup Vlogger and German Beauty Sensation: "Everything is a competition now. Bigger, better, bolder... Who did it first, who gets more views... And It's tiring"

I discovered Myrna’s YouTube channel while searching for makeup tutorials that were geared for those with hooded eyes. Her videos helped me a lot, and was drawn to more than her tricks, recommendations and creativity, to her endearing nature, calmness, and soft voice.

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A Conversation with Shelby Zoe Coley and Sistren about Talk The Ting, a Documentary on Womanism and Black Friendship

Talk The Ting narrates the life of three queer London-based podcasting collective of Black women: Sistren. In an intimate portrait of Babirye Bukilwa, 'DJ' Ayodeji Tiwo, and Michelle Tiwo tackling contemporary cultural, racial, and gender-based issues, Talk the Ting explores the interconnectedness of womanism and Black friendship, and its healing impact on mental health and the pursuit of wellbeing. In a combination of candid interviews, verité, and follow-along footage, Shelby takes us into the depth of the trio's bond with an emphasis on the importance of sisterhood as self-care.

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Meet Lisette Ffolkes: The Woman Behind Caribbean Inspired Jewelry Line Jam+Rico

A doer, who dreams of a world full of excitements and colors, Lisette Ffolkes, a New York based jewelry designer, born to a Jamaican father and Puerto Rican mother, started creative endeavors at age 14. She is the woman behind Jam + Rico, an exquisite line taking its inspiration from the Caribbean heritage with the ultimate vision to combine her love of travel and culture to create timeless yet bold pieces.

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