Akech knows that the beauty industry still has a lot of work to do when it comes to addressing the needs of black girls and women like herself.
With a nod to the trailblazing Black novelist Alice Walker, Hopa quoted in her emotional post, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
Silverman's tweet about diversity sparked controversy, with some calling it a "first world problem" while women of color agreed that the issue was "demoralizing."
In honor of International Women’s Day, #BUILTBYGIRLS is releasing a new video series featuring conversations between ambitious young women and the powerhouse women who have all succeeded in breaking into — and quickly dominating — an industry that wasn't ever meant for them.
Inclusivity needs to go beyond the occasional brown arm swatch photo-just ask these four founders of black-owned beauty brands.
The first lady took to her Twitter on Friday morning to write about how she wants people to come together to honor diversity.
Brandi Hanvold, who worked for Walmart for 11 years, said she struggled to get to work on time, sometimes even taking her electric wheelchair down busy roads.
Amidst calls for Victoria’s Secret to feature a more inclusive class of angels, look no further. “The Real Catwalk” a guerilla-style fashion show features a runway for all.
It's important for diverse families to celebrate diversity during the holidays. “It conveys to those individuals that they are valued and they are important,” says one expert.
During a roundtable discussion on diversity in Hollywood, Ellen Pompeo boldly called out a magazine for its lack of "color" on set. “I didn’t see enough color when I walked in the room today,” Pompeo said.
Touching is clearly not okay, but there are a number of other things that we, as non-Black people, should also consider when talking about Black women's hair. Things like gawking at, commenting on, or cracking jokes about their latest style switch-up are equally inappropriate, and can make Black women feel singled out. Today, Black women continue to face discrimination in the workplace.
"I'm sure I'll find out through the grapevine if any curvier than their usual model" is used for this year's Victoria's Secret show, Lawley wrote, adding, "I'm a little hopeful but not at all at the same time."
From Marc Jacobs' dreadlock-gate to Vogue 's Geisha-themed editorial, many fashion brands have teetered between cultural celebration and appropriation very unsuccessfully — and they were met with a swift social media backlash. In March 2017, Burch's namesake label used a video campaign "#ToryStory: An American Roadtrip" featuring Poppy Delevingne and other fair-skinned models singing and dancing to "Juju On That Beat," which some took as yet another example of whitewashing Black music. Now, Tory Burch is making a public declaration about its commitment to cultural sensitivity.
Janelle Monae is a board member and enthusiastic public motivator for When We All Vote, a new national nonprofit that encourages civic engagement.
Ellarie feels blessed for the opportunities she's had thus far, but she has said she "would like to see more people like me represented.”
The beauty industry brings in big bank, but there's still a disconnect between brands and shoppers when it comes to making sure everyone feels "represented."
Yahoo Lifestyle enlisted six experts, all of whom champion diversity within their work, as judges for the 2018 Diversity in Beauty Awards.