Natural Black Hair: Unlearning the Fear of Being Distracting

In the Black community, we tend to do things subconsciously. We don't realize that our ideas and feelings may have ties to our ancestry. Black hair, bodies, and skin are politicized. We sometimes feel that we need to follow forced beauty standards to fit into society. We sometimes feel like our hips are too...

Teen Vogue Summit: Maxine Waters, Amandla Stenberg, Ava DuVernay, Rowan Blanchard & Storm Reid

On Saturday, December 2—Congresswoman Maxine Waters and actress Amandla Stenberg took the stage at the Teen Vogue Summit for an intimate, cross-generational conversation today in Los Angeles.  Earlier in the day, A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay was joined by actresses from the film Rowan Blanchard and Storm Reid for a conversation on representation in Hollywood led by Teen Vogue editor in chief Elaine Welteroth. The Teen Vogue Summit brought together...

I Am Not My Hair

Long before I was old enough to understand what she meant, I was jamming to India.Aire’s ‘I Am Not My Hair.” The song’s lyrics were completely lost on me— I had not yet come to understand the gravity of the pressures placed on my hair. But now that I’m an adult, I see that...

BGN Interview: CHULO Founder Ricardo Muñiz

The NYC based cultural clothing line CHULO invited Black Girl Nerds to their New York Fashion Week event 'A New Day'. One of the hottest underwear shows of the week doubled as charity fundraiser and raised over $2500 for community based organizations. I had the honor of sitting down with artist and founder Ricardo Muñiz to talk about the brand, the business,...

Sonequa Martin-Green: What’s Her Fitness Secret?

Did you catch Star Trek: Discovery this past weekend? #BlackGirlMagic. Sonequa Martin-Green is back! We must be in for an action-packed ride, considering Sonequa’s past on the Walking Dead. As Sasha, we’ve seen her run through the woods, leap and jump, and fight off zombies in the midst of an apocalypse. And I’m sure...

Wonder Woman/Luxie Beauty Compact Mirror

  After hearing from customers, Luxie Beauty has announced that it is selling its Wonder Woman Compact Mirror individually!! Initially, we were only able to get ahold of the beautiful compact as part of Luxie Beauty's $95 Wonder Woman Brush Set. The compact on its own retails for $35, and a limited quantity is available! Discover your inner...

BlackStar Film Festival QOTD

When you gather a bunch of artists together, you're bound to come across some pretty cool ensembles. The BSFF was no different. Check out what folks wore and what they had to say about BlackStar. Importance of the Festival "I'm so excited and happy to be around artists. It's everything that life is supposed to be,...

Don’t Touch My Hair

  Written by: Janay T. The summer before I went to college, I decided to do the big chop. Cut off my hair within inches of the scalp to get rid of the perm and go natural. Transitioning was great as I have naturally curly hair, which I now realize is a blessing. I always wore...

What Hair Love Means to Me

Written by Carolyn Hinds  With the recent excitement and anticipation for the animated short Hair Love, written and Co-Directed by Matthew A. Cherry, I've been thinking more and more about what Hair Love means to me and the Black community, and what the impact of a project like this will have on not only little...

Her Universe Fashion Show 2017: The Power Of Dreams — PHOTO

Check out all the great looks from Her Universe Fashion Show 2017 and see how dreams do come true, here on Black Girl Nerds!
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