“Hey, Big Head ...”
Fun fact: We are big advocates of self-love here at The Glow Up. And yes, that extends to becoming an expert at achieving your own pleasure. For real, for real: If you consider yourself a grown woman (or human), self-pleasure should be well-established in your skill set.
True-confession time: Last summer, while modeling in a catalog shoot for Nordstrom, I put on the best-fitting, most flattering pair of jeans I’ve ever worn. They perfectly accommodated both my full hips and relatively small waist, were the perfect inseam for my very long legs, had just the right amount of spandex and…
Editor’s note: If you’re sick of reports on the newest member of the royal family, you should stop reading now.
Respect your elders. I don’t know a child who wasn’t raised with that admonition, which in my household was often accompanied by a swat on the butt or a swift side-eye when due respect wasn’t paid. But it’s generally far later in life when most of us learn the value of also listening to our elders’ stories—often after…
Urkel. Moesha. The Fresh Prince. If you were a kid in the 1990s, at least one or all of the above were likely among your faves. We’re not sure if Issa Rae, who was born in 1985, grew up on these classic characters, but it sure gave us a laugh to see her dress up as each for the June issue of GQ magazine.
When Nicki Minaj took the stage to perform her hit song “Chun-Li” on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, “callout Twitter” rumbled with accusations of cultural appropriation and the fetishization of Asian culture.
Well, beloveds, here’s an intervention we didn’t see coming: Inspirational speaker, best-selling author, spiritual life coach and New Thought guru Iyanla Vanzant is gearing up to get even more personal with her extensive fan base.
“Hey, ladies—all the ladies—louder now, help me out. Come on, all the ladies ... ”
Representation matters. We’ve both heard and said it repeatedly: Our visibility and presence—in every arena—is vital to our perception of ourselves and what spaces we believe we deserve to occupy, both in the world and in the scope of the human imagination.
All eyes were understandably on the bride at Saturday’s royal wedding, but as the British royal family uncomfortably shifted in their seats welcomed Meghan Markle into its fold, our gaze inevitably kept coming to rest on tennis phenom Serena Williams, who wowed royal-watchers by wearing blush-colored Versace to watch…
While several of the entertainment industry’s elite flocked to England on Saturday to celebrate the royal wedding, other members of Hollywood royalty concluded their takeover of the French Riviera for the closing events of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Give me fashion, but make it British: We were hoping to have a full second round of stylish moments to share with you as guests assembled at Britain’s Frogmore House to attend an evening wedding reception for the new duke and duchess of Sussex. But alas, there was only one—though it was the most important one. (…
It was a day seemingly made for happily ever after. On Saturday, Meghan Markle’s fairy tale came true when, at last, she married her Prince Charming Harry. The traditionally drizzly English skies gave way to dazzling sunshine, and as many anticipated, the ceremony was as refreshingly unexpected as the pairing of the…
Ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry, sixth-in-line to the British throne, on Saturday, much has been said about the now-former actress soon to be also formerly known as Meghan Markle. She’s been called a social climber, a “pushy princess,” any number of racial epithets, a stain on the royal bloodline and undeserving…
Life is short, life is simple Life is joy, life is pain Life is wonderful, and terrible But it’s beautiful, and love’s the same
“The breast is best.” This is language many expectant mothers are familiar with. And yet there is still significant stigma surrounding breastfeeding, especially among black women. One Facebook group is trying to change that by letting black mothers know that breastfeeding is an accessible and incredible experience.
“What becomes a legend most?” That was the tagline of now-vintage ads for Blackglama mink. But if you were a black female entertainer at the height of your fame between the 1940s and 1960s, chances were you found your most legendary looks courtesy of designer Zelda Wynn Valdes.
Fun fact: Thandie Newton collects Star Wars action figures. Well, only the black ones.
The red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival got even more colorful Wednesday as 16 black and biracial actresses staged a very glamorous protest on the steps of the Palais des Festival convention center.