Fashion & Beauty

Fat Shaming: Who Does It Benefit?

By Kristina Combs--Makeup: a way to self-express yourself and feel comfortable enhancing the skin that you are in—not for cosmetics company, Benefit.  

Choose Beautiful...Or Don't.

By Claire Trainor--In recent years, advertising campaigns have changed their strategy to tell women (and men, to a certain extent) that they are all beautiful.

#ImNoAngel Campaign

By Chelsea Kronengold--Lane Bryant, a retailer that sells women sizes 14 to 28, recently launched their new body-positive campaign: #ImNoAngel.

The #ImNoAngel campaign seems to be a dig at the ultra-thin, unattainable Victoria’s Secret Angel. Unlike like the VS Angel, “The women who wear [Lane Bryant lingerie] know that sexy comes in many shapes and sizes. They’re no angels—and they own it.”

Nubian Skin: Redefining "Nude"

By Ashley M. Williams--With Valentine’s Day a few days away, it’s important to not think of it as simply a holiday in which affection is rekindled between two lovebirds.It can also be a day in which we think about how much we love ourselves and the skin that we are in. So it makes sense that the topic that I have chosen to write about today focuses on a product that is changing the lives women of color around the world, helping them to truly love the skin they are in. 

Running from Vanity

By Ruby Corley--This last year has been a lot of foundation laying, with the hopes of letting it all unfold, build, and grow with a little more pay off than before.


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