All in Inclusion
The age old saying goes “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” yet many women today feel pressured to conform to a certain set of beauty standards promoted by the media. We talked to three college students with roots across the globe to see how they understand and navigate the worldwide definitions of beauty and the pressures that come with them.
In February, HYPEBEAST published an article titled referencing the recent wave of makeup marketed specifically to men. Yet, the comments show exactly why it hasn’t gained hype.
2018 has been a year of many ups and downs for the beauty industry. As the year draws to a close, it’s important to take a moment to highlight the great strides beauty brands have taken to be more inclusive of women of color. Highlighted below are some of these milestones.
Recently, I had the opportunity to review the Onyxbox made by We Are Onyx. Onyxbox is a subscription beauty box curated by black women, for black women! This excited me because I never even thought something like that existed. I had the opportunity to interview Co-Founder and Head of Product of We Are Onyx, Delali Kpodzo, who was happy to share with us what the company and the Onyx Box are all about.
We Are Onyx is a WOC owned company that “care[s] about curl definition, clear healthy skin and non-ashy makeup just as much as you do.” In their $25/mo subscription boxes, subscribers receive full-sized products that are all natural, black owned, and skin tone friendly! So without further ado, here’s my review of the Onyx Box!
In the United States alone, 1 in 5 people experience mental illness in a given year. Models, designers, and other members of the industry live with mental illnesses that are hardly spoken of.
More, now than ever, does our media need to focus on the representation of marginalized groups. Representation makes people feel seen and understood and not alone and not strange. Queer characters as one-dimensional sidekicks without happy endings aren’t the move; it just won’t fly anymore.