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Is all hope lost?! (No, you may not downgrade me… final part)


So what would they tell their younger selves if they had a chance?! “I would tell myself at ages 5, 15 and 20 that I am fabulous the way I am” xxx “Embrace your curves, fuck everyone who thinks you are fat.” Pandora Roa Brynildsen “Girl you is popppiiin, dat melanin is poppin don’t worry. You got this!” Aeini Kutenbe…

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The revealing truths (part 2, no you may not downgrade m…)


Let’s continue… Sue Chintu A Zambian model based in Sweden says her definition of beauty growing up was basically white beauty standards. She now has a wider view of beauty. “My view of beauty is inclusive of all ethnicities and is not limited to physical beauty. I think that society/media/fashion nowadays is slowing working towards improving the beauty norms, which…

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No, you may not downgrade me, my beauty or my magic! (Part 1)


Growing up as a colored nappy chubby girl in a small Swedish town in the early eighties was everything but fun or easy.All I remember is struggle. Identity struggle. Skin tone struggle. Nappy hair struggle. Chubby girl struggle. Prejudice struggle. Every damn day there was a struggle. All I remember is fighting for my right to exist in so many…

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Red shoes against femicide


Women are murdered, injured and harassed in most countries irrespective of culture, ideology and religion. 25 of November was the international day against violence to women, Fashion 9one1 was there to show support of this cause we feel needs to be highlighted more in media. The idea is inspired by Mexican artist Elina Chauvet and a manifestation was held in…

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Meet Ty Hunter Beyoncé’s stylist


Don’t you just love a really good story with a good end to it. I’m hopeless when it comes to the American Dream! I so believe in the whole believe in yourself cind of thing. I’ve been following this special stylist for a while becouse of his taste and personal style. But also to have a small glimts into the…

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Shea is bae, collective is the future…


Make a plan, but be flexible Continuing my series on talented creatives I met during the LeNoir Creative Week with a girl who has stolen a spot in my heart, Hadija Inoussa of MINO collective. I’m extremly impressed by both her and her products! Why did you as a young souls chose social entrepreneurship over common entrepreneurship and how are…

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There is beauty in everything


Model Winnie Harlow has vitiligio. At TEDx Teen she tells her audience that her friends told her that her skin condition was contagious so they didn’t want to hang out with her anymore. Now she learned to see the beauty in everything although aware that seeing beauty in everything is “super- duper cliché”. Listen to what she has to say:…

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Get ready for a magic carpet ride


Disneyland is known for being “the happiest place on earth”. And if you go there you will understand the saying: you see little children meeting their favorite Disney characters, everyone seems to have a smile on their face and as the park is located in the Golden State the sun is (almost) always shining. But what happens when the sun…

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Artist Rebecca Morgan mixes beauty with the beast


Rebecca Morgan’s drawings are like nothing else. They’re colorful and neatly made, yet disturbing in a way. They touch themes such as poverty and addiction, presenting the wilderness and nature as a refuge from all the demands of the everyday we all succumb to. In an Q&A she describes how she looks at freedom in the ugly characters of her drawings…

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