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MEGAN THEE STALLION X FASHION NOVA

WHAT CAN WE LEARN IN MIDST THIS FASHION FIASCO What happened, who’s at fault, and how fast fashion brands can do better to support Black designers The Recap In November, Megan Thee Stallion launched her body-inclusive and tall girl friendly capsule collection with Fashion Nova. The collaboration, influenced by her Texas roots,...

THE INFLUENCE OF SKINCARE BY HYRAM

Influencer Spotlight: Hyram Yarbo The question for skincare lately has been, “Is it Hyram approved?” Tik Tok and YouTube creator Hyram Yarbro has been sharing his skincare secrets for three years now.  However, during the beginning of quarantine, as everyone spent more and more of their free time on Tik Tok,...

FEMALE ARTISTS CRITICIZED FOR BEING VULGAR

THEIR NECKS! THEIR BACKS! With the summer release of WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, the ongoing discussion of female vulgarity has come to the surface once again.  The song explicitly discusses ways the two want to be satisfied sexually, causing an uproar all over social media for its...

FASHION NOVA AND THE SEXULIZATION OF CHILDREN

HOW TO WE DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN HIGHLY FASHIONABLE AND HIGHLY OBJECTIONABLE? “Trendy fits for the stylish kid”—that is how Fashion Nova described the children’s line launched in late September. Social media users instantly criticized the line, with many referring to the clothing as “scary” and “sexualized.” Concerned parents deemed the collection...

COTTAGECORE: PROGRESSIVE NOSTALGIA

AN EXPLORATION OF MODERNIZED DREAMINESS The picturesque cottagecore aesthetic reigns supreme across a plethora of social media platforms, — its massive popularity proliferated by its recent prevalence on TikTok. Cottagecore is characterized by natural, pastoral beauty, and fairytale imagery, which manifests in wonders of floral gardens, vintage dresses, porcelain teacups...

NO PLACE TO GO HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Three Reasons Why It's Okay Not Visit Families for the Holidays As winter approaches, so do the holidays. It’s typically the time when people visit family members or go on vacation. Unfortunately, the holiday season is a painful reminder of family situations and/or obstacles like money, sexual orientations, and toxic...

NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH 2020

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a disease that hinders the body’s ability to make (Type 1) or manage (Type 2) insulin properly. It affects approximately 34 million individuals in America alone—over 10% of the population—according to the CDC, and another 88 million...

TO THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY: THERE IS POWER IN YOUR FAITH

RELIGION IS NOT CLOSED TO YOU. The honest to God truth is that whether you are Muslim, Jewish, or Christian and LGBTQ+—your God loves you. While religious institutions that have been colonized and rebranded for the sake of condemning and excluding may not love you or welcome you, it’s important...

STILL SCARED

IDA B. WELLS INSPIRES US TODAY This summer, Luxe Kurves chose Ida B. Wells to represent our feminist vision. Through our magazine’s Ida B. Wells section, we hope to honor her legacy. Ida B. Wells was born into slavery six months before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Her family deeply...

A REFLECTION ON RUTH BADER GINSBER’S EXPLOSIVE LEGACY

HOW DO YOU SAY GOODBYE TO SOMEONE WHO GAVE YOU YOUR RIGHTS? 117 men have served with the United States Supreme Court, while only four women have ever been on the bench. On September 18th, 2020 we lost a dedicated, compassionate and impenetrable soul. Metastatic pancreatic cancer took Ruth Bater...