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Black Stylists Form Black Fashion and Beauty Collective to Foster Community

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The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and several other Black people who were killed recently sparked protests in streets worldwide, and a movement on social media that saw fashion and beauty companies addressing its lack of representation and announcing plans to remedy its shortcomings. But, rather than wait around for companies to back their words with actions, an army of fashion and beauty’s biggest names is taking matters into their own hands with the debut of The Black Fashion and Beauty Collective.

Spearheaded by hairstylist Lacy Redway, celebrity stylist Law Roach, and stylist and designer of Aliette, Jason Rembert, the non-profit organization’s main objective is build a community of creatives—especially those who do behind-the-scenes work for celebrities—and provide them with resources to help them advance in their respective fields.

As the Black Fashion and Beauty Collective focuses on progression in the industry, the group

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Pride Month Outfits That Give Back to the LGBTQ+ Community

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Pride Month is a celebration, a moment for the LGBTQ+ community to band together and proclaim their identities to the world. It’s a time of parades and elaborate parties, more often than not featuring colorful ensembles that spread joy. And though the scene is fun filled–many argue that Pride Month has become an act of pinkwashing—Pride is also about highlighting issues and uplifting organizations that are fighting for equality all year round.

From GLAAD to The Trevor Project to The Ali Forney Center, these institutions provide resources for homeless youths, combat discrimination, and petition the government for legislation that benefits those who identify as LGBTQ+. More recently, drag superstar Shangela founded Feed the Queens, which aims to distribute grocery gift cards to drag performers who have been out of work because of COVID-19. Indeed, there are many doing good for the community, but they

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