It’s been almost 50 years since the first black supermodel stormed the fashion world. Donyale Luna achieved the elusive supermodel status after she landed the prestigious cover of British Vogue in 1966. The New York Times described Luna as “a stunning Negro model whose face had the hauteur and feline grace of Nefertiti,” and her… Read More Do You Know Donyale Luna?
The innocence of childhood kept me from realizing how detrimental Ariel and her fellow princesses could be. I couldn’t fathom how their plots would factor into my understanding of femininity, relationships and overall contentment. Ariel, Jasmine, Cinderella, Snow White and the other doe-eyed, beautiful, passive women were my childhood pals. Their presence then still haunts me now.… Read More Were You Ruined by Princess Culture?
I never imagined I’d be penning a piece with this headline or defending reality television starlet Kim Kardashian, but size-positive activists must be indiscriminate in our battles. Kim Kardashian is an ideal target for collective cultural dislike and paradoxical fascination. The Armenian-American TV personality has parlayed her striking features and adoration for the camera –… Read More Stop Fat Shaming Kim Kardashian