Tattoo Artist India Amara Perfectly Articulates Why So Many Of Us Get Inked

October 26, 2016 by

India Amara is a tattoo artist based in Toronto. Most of her art focuses on dark florals, ornamental and sacred imagery. In this profile from Raina + Wilson, India talks about her approach to life and her work. “My intention is creating something for someone to wear that empowers them and gives them a better sense of themselves.” ... [Read More]

Three Women Dispelling Stereotypes About Body Hair

Three Women Dispelling Stereotypes About Body Hair

September 12, 2016 by

To remove body hair or to not remove body hair…it’s not a question, rather it’s a decision, and a very personal one at that. But unfortunately, we live in a society where women are expected to be hair free, and are often shamed when they are not. That has been the experience for Monica Hernandez, Alexandra Marzella, and Ayqa Khan. In this new video from ... [Read More]

Teens Explain Why They Embrace Their Color In New Campaign Against Skin-Bleaching Industry

Teens Explain Why They Embrace Their Color In New Campaign Against Skin-Bleaching Industry

July 29, 2016 by

Over the past several decades, bleaching and fairness creams have grown into a multi-million dollar industry in India. Brands marketing to women (and men) are selling the idea that fairer skin is the key to success - marriage prospects, careers and higher self-esteem. To combat these messages ... [Read More]


This “Finding Dory” Makeup Transformation Is Insane

June 17, 2016 by

We’ve seen some pretty great makeup transformations before, but YouTube v-logger Chrisspy’s new Finding Dory tutorial is insanely awesome. Chrisspy, whose real name is Christina, shows off some serious skills as she transforms into Dory. Explaining her inspiration, she says, “Finding Dory is coming out and Finding Nemo is one of my favorite movies, so I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to see ... [Read More]


Straight/Curve: A Documentary About Body Image, The Fashion Industry & Society’s Unrealistic Standards Of Beauty

May 26, 2016 by

Straight/Curve, a documentary on body diversity, has released its second official trailer, which premiered at last week's United Nations' Body Inclusivity and Diversity Summit. The film looks at the current trends around female body image, ... [Read More]


Man Asks Advice Columnist Why Women Don’t Shave Their Arms… Her Response Is Priceless

May 25, 2016 by

As the nationally syndicated advice columnist of Ask Amy, Amy Dickinson gets a LOT of letters. Known for her wisdom and wit, she just tells it like it is. So when she received this gem from a reader who calls himself “Curious Guy,” asking why women don’t remove the hair on their arms, she didn’t hold back. ... [Read More]

History And Science Of The Makeup Of Makeup… Is What’s In It Actually Bad For You?

History And Science Of The Makeup Of Makeup… Is What’s In It Actually Bad For You?

May 23, 2016 by

In an August 2015 article on the "makeup tax," The Atlantic reported, "Most women wear at least some makeup, some of the time," citing cosmetic use polls that report "between 50 and 80 percent of women use it at least occasionally." Given those numbers (and the fact that everyone on our crew uses some form of makeup), ... [Read More]


Burn Survivor And Makeup Artist Shalom Nchom Inspires Others To Love Themselves

May 11, 2016 by

When YouTube makeup artist Shalom Nchom was just 9 years old, she was burned by cooking oil at her mother’s restaurant in Nigeria. The accident left her with severe burns on her face, head, shoulders and chest. In addition to the obvious physical pain, Shalom also endured a great deal of emotional ... [Read More]