features, Lifestyle

What is Asexuality? Yasmin Benoit Challenges 7 Myths

What is asexuality? For years the definition of asexuality has been misconstrued, leading to incorrect assumptions and damaging stereotypes. Yasmin Benoit is an asexual model, writer and activist trying to bring asexuality and aromanticism into mainstream conversation. As someone who has been openly asexual for the majority of her life, and speaks about asexuality on […]

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Fashion & Art, features

6 Body Positive Bralettes Designed by Women of Color

Shopping for body-positive lingerie can sometimes make your head spin – clicking between a million open tabs from store to store, weighing up all the options (decision fatigue is real), hoping to find something that’s actually in your budget; and before you know it, you’ve sworn off lingerie forever and plan to live in onesies […]

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features, Lifestyle

10 Books By Trans Authors That Will Change Your Life

Trans authors need to be celebrated. In the current sociopolitical climate, the global public hears a lot about transgender people without hearing anything directly from us. We, the transgender community, are a class of people historically both vilified and ignored; hyper-visible in terms of societal derision and exposure to violence, and yet invisible in mainstream […]

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beauty, Lifestyle

Gender Neutral & Organic: Beauty Brands of the Future

In a time when being gender-neutral or genderfluid can be part of one’s identity, beauty brands must reflect the needs and wants of society. Now, with the convenience of online shopping, more brands are having their chance to shine. For decades, The Pink Tax was a normalized part of marketing beauty products, but the demand […]

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features, Lifestyle

LGBTQ+ Stories: Being Queer in Nairobi, Kenya

I’ve lived in Nairobi all my life. And right from high school, I always felt like an outcast. Sometimes I hated my femininity especially after I studied in an all-girls’ boarding high school. To them, being queer was always synonymous to disease. I can’t even count the number of times I was summoned by teachers […]

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