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Chiara de Blasio Opens Up About Her Past Battle With Substance Abuse

Chiara de Blasio Opens Up About Her Past Battle With Substance Abuse

For many, the holiday season is a time for joy. But it’s also a time when many of those battling depression and substance abuse find their struggle most difficult. In the hopes of helping others, 19 year old Daughter of NYC mayor-elect, Chiara de Blasio shares her personal story.  

Cipriana Nominated Best Dressed Blogger Of 2013 From Vogue.com

Cipriana Nominated Best Dressed Blogger Of 2013 From Vogue.com

If you could see me right now then you just might catch me dancing. Why? Well I was chosen by Vogue.com as one of the 10 best dressed Bloggers of the year. Yes, I am shamelessly excited beyond verbal description!   Staying true to style in the picture featured on Vogue.com below, everything I am wearing(…)

Exclusive Interview With Margo Manhattan; Jewelry Designer’s Line Featured in Beyonce’s New Visual Album

Exclusive Interview With Margo Manhattan; Jewelry Designer’s Line Featured in Beyonce’s New Visual Album

“I was born during intermission,” states spirited and internationally-renowned jewelry designer margo manhattan. Daughter of New York city Prima Ballerina Karin Von Aroldingen and God-Daughter to ballet master George Balanchine, Margo was born into a life of beauty and culture, one that prized precision, hard work and originality. Inspired by the fast pace of new(…)

Exclusive with Photographer Abby Ross

Exclusive with Photographer Abby Ross

 “I wished for them to go by in slow motion, so I could somehow record the scenes. There is hidden beauty in the ordinary, and great beauty in the overlooked. Little things are big, less is more. Imperfection is beautiful. Paradoxes such as these fascinate me.”  -Abby Ross (quote via: featureshoot)   Meet Los Angeles(…)

FEFO: Yagazie Emezi’s Humorous Occasions

FEFO: Yagazie Emezi’s Humorous Occasions

“With my cartoons, I draw directly from my personal life. From battling with boyfriends over having my hair in their faces, to being the creepy big spoon and watching them sleep, to the single life struggle of loneliness and horniness, I simply apply my pen to paper to share with others what I thought at first(…)

Thandie Newton: “Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself”

Thandie Newton: “Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself”

A few weeks ago I shared my story of how my Mother’s image affected my natural hair journey and my definition of beauty (you can read my story here) with Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kay Montano and BAFTA Awarding-winning Actress, Thandie Newton for their new beauty site, ThandieKay. Today I wanted to share Thandie’s candid discussion(…)

Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin (Video)

Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin (Video)

“It happens that people have a hard time believing that I’m black because of my light skin: in fact I’m a European but I’m a black woman as well. Both my parents and my brother are dark skinned but the West Indies are a mix of genes from different countries and you never know what(…)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” -Nelson Mandela…RIP

The Right To Wear An Afro

The Right To Wear An Afro

Via theguardian.com, Chicago based Writer & Journalism Lecturer, Deborah Douglas takes a moment to discuss Vanessa VanDyke; a 12 year old Violinist and Honor Student from Florida who was almost expelled over her right to wear a afro. Serving as Facilitator for The OpEd Project (dedicated to amplifying diverse voices of women, youth and other underrepresented groups) Douglas(…)