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An Hour With Her: Debbie Allen Teams Up With Dove to Talk Mentorship

If you’re of a certain age, there’s a likelihood that you remember the iconic words spoken by the character of teacher Lydia Grant in the opening credits of the ’80s hit television series Fame:

Janelle Monáe Is Serving Lewks on Lewks on Lewks ... and We Like That

Another day, another Janelle Monáe drop. This time it’s the accompanying visuals to “I Like That,” which we declared The Glow Up Anthem of the Week on Friday.

#SaggyBoobsMatter: Are You Good With Your Girls?

True-confession time: My girls and I haven’t been getting along lately. In the 30 years we’ve been together, they’ve graduated from fairly budding B cups to delightful Ds to a recently voluminous ... I’m not even saying the letter. Let’s just say my days of laughingly referring to them as “Dionne and Diana” (because…

Monday Motivation: Get Out of Bed and Have a Good Hair Day!

As beauty and fashion editors, we’ve seen some impressive heads of hair, but few are more astounding than Instagram star, and Guinness World Record holder for the highest high-top fade, Benny Harlem and his daughter, Jaxyn (Mom Kourtney’s got a pretty impressive mane, too).

Liberté, Egalité, Lingerie: Model Amber Tolliver Is Leveling the Field of Luxury Lingerie With Liberté Liberté, Egalité, Lingerie: Model Amber Tolliver Is Leveling the Field of Luxury Lingerie With Liberté

“If you build it, they will come.” So says conventional logic—and the 1989 film Field of Dreams. According to a 2013 survey, the average American woman now wears a 34DD bra. So, what’s the lingerie industry’s excuse for not regularly building bras that are both accessible and attractive to women above a C cup? This is…

Fit for a Queen: Tarana Burke Gets Her Moment to Shine Fit for a Queen: Tarana Burke Gets Her Moment to Shine

We’ve long thought that #MeToo Movement founder Tarana Burke deserved to be treated like the queen she is, and it’s been a delight to see her profile rise in recent months, finding her on red carpets and talk shows alike. But as her platform has rightfully grown, it’s Burke’s humility that has truly stunned as she…

‘The Body Is Not an Apology’: Sonya Renee Taylor Is Leading a Revolution of Radical Self-Love

With six words, Sonya Renee Taylor accidentally started a movement. When a friend with cerebral palsy confessed that her disability made it difficult to be sexual—so much so that she didn’t even feel entitled to ask a casual partner to use protection—Taylor quickly responded, “Your body is not an apology, and it’s not…

#MeCrushMonday: The Audacity of Loving Yourself #MeCrushMonday: The Audacity of Loving Yourself

A really good friend once told me, “I take care of myself extremely well. So whoever I’m with has to be just as good to me or better.” Anyone who overheard that conversation might have thought that the beautiful Native sista with the long, flowing hair and carefully crafted earrings was full of herself, but nah. She…

Hello, Yellow! ’Tis the Season to Serve Some Sunshine! Hello, Yellow! ’Tis the Season to Serve Some Sunshine!

Last Christmas, to fight the winter blahs and celebrate our first successful month at The Glow Up, I indulged in a little “I love me” present. OK—given the price tag, it was a big “I love me” present, but I budget at cost-per-wear, so there’s that (that’s another post, for later).

The Bald and the Beautiful: Is There Any Better Time to Take It All Off? The Bald and the Beautiful: Is There Any Better Time to Take It All Off?

Admit it. Sitting there in the theater, gazing up at the gorgeous Dora Milaje, the thought occurred to you at least once: Could I pull off a bald head?

Lupita Nyong’o Takes Us on Her Hair Journey in Allure Lupita Nyong’o Takes Us on Her Hair Journey in Allure

Lupita Nyong’o has undoubtedly been one of the pioneers of the rising popularity of natural hair on the red carpet. But as she tells Allure in its March issue, her own journey to choosing to wear her hair in its natural state was a very different one from the almost instantaneous success she enjoyed after being cast…

She Is Not Her Hair: Why We Love the Many Styles of Michaela Coel She Is Not Her Hair: Why We Love the Many Styles of Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel first came to our attention through her award-winning and unapologetically irreverent Netflix series Chewing Gum. Even as the chronically awkward yet hilarious shopgirl Tracey Gordon, the gorgeous and multitalented Anglo-Ghanaian actress and screenwriter proved herself a skilled shape-shifter, making the…

There’s Something About Mary: Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Mary J. Blige There’s Something About Mary: Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Mary J. Blige

Just when we think we know the unmitigated glory that is Mary J. Blige, she shape-shifts, leveling up her glamour to unimaginable new heights. This is the only way to describe her latest appearance on the cover of New York magazine, where she somehow seems to channel both Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, but…

From the Roots to Chris Rock: How Tina Farris Launched a Successful Tour-Management Company—and Now Wants to Empower Women From the Roots to Chris Rock: How Tina Farris Launched a Successful Tour-Management Company—and Now Wants to Empower Women

It was a cold morning in Washington, D.C. Before Tina Farris landed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, she texted me that she had left her scarf in Los Angeles, which she wouldn’t need after leaving D.C., so I offered to bring her mine, as we planned for me to shadow her for the day. Farris, who was…

Fighting in Style: Fashion Helps Us Do the Right Thing Fighting in Style: Fashion Helps Us Do the Right Thing

Fashion has always been a frontline method of communication for me; it’s one of the ways I telegraph my mood, my power and my place in the world. And fashion was one of the many weapons used by women during the 2018 Women’s March, where marchers were clad in everything from baby booties to jackboots.

Procrastination Is a Mother (of Fear): Set an Intention to #SelfLove, Part 4 Procrastination Is a Mother (of Fear): Set an Intention to #SelfLove, Part 4

We’re three weeks into the new year, and my big question for you this week is: Have you started on your new year’s goals yet?

Acting at the Intersection: Lupita Nyong’o Speaks to The Glow Up

If you’ve followed Lupita Nyong’o’s career since her breakthrough Oscar-winning role in 12 Years a Slave, you know she’s more than an ingenue—or four-time Vogue cover model. The Yale-educated actress, writer, producer and director is the product of a highly artistic, academic and political upbringing, and has long…

Vision Boarding 101: Set an Intention to #SelfLove, Part 3 Vision Boarding 101: Set an Intention to #SelfLove, Part 3

At the top of every New Year, there’s a lot of fuss about creating a vision board so that we can set ourselves up for smashing our goals in the upcoming year. But the question is, do vision boards really work? And if so, how?

I’ll Take Motivation for $1,000, Please: Set an Intention to #SelfLove, Part 2 I’ll Take Motivation for $1,000, Please: Set an Intention to #SelfLove, Part 2

We’re just one week into the new year of 2018—are you still reeling from holiday festivities, or still feeling inspired and motivated to hustle toward your New Year’s goals and intentions?

Real Talk from #TeamNatural: Fay the Comedian Has All the New Year’s Resolution We Need

Liberian-born Fay Nelson—also known as Fay the Comedian—has a straight-talking, irreverent style and real-life relatability we just can’t get enough of. But as we strut into 2018, this recent video is exactly the spirit we want to take with us. In the clip, Fay recounts conducting a social experiment: daring to hit the…

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