ARTICLES RELATING TO DIVERSITY

ThickLeeyonce on diversity in the fashion and beauty industry - 'I'm often the only big black girl on set'

2019-10-18 15:16

It’s been so many decades, someone call change please.

These plus-size Asian women posed in ball gowns for a breathtaking viral photo shoot to make a statement about representation

2019-08-07 11:27

Author Michelle Elman told INSIDER she created the images with photographer Linda Blacker to "show the fashion industry what they're missing."

Sibabalwe Gcilitshana on being the first queer woman in the Miss SA pageant

2019-07-11 16:14

Siba Gcilitshana is the first openly queer Miss SA finalist in history

Model Ashley Graham says the fashion industry still lacks diversity

2019-06-04 17:21

Ashley Graham says fashion in still lacking in diversity but she appreciate designers such as Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano and Michael Kors who have been "pioneers for change".

Thando Hopa on the cover of Vogue more than celebrates her achievements - and reminds us how other women continue to smash the glass ceiling

2019-04-03 16:27

Model, lawyer and activist Thando Hopa makes South Africa proud as she graces the cover of Vogue Portugal's Africa motherland edition.

Why Beauty Revolution Festival 2019 is the celebration of diversity we've always needed

2019-03-28 18:10

Plus, everything you need to know about the first-ever Beauty Revolution Festival.

This is the number of times the now 60-year-old Barbie was ahead of the curve when it came to empowering women

2019-03-22 14:41

Growing up, every girl wanted one (or 100), but not just because she was pretty. For this list, we’ll only be looking the official dolls on the Barbie line and not fanmade versions or other dolls inspired by her.

A flight attendant plans to grow LGBT+ tourism in SA - here's why

2019-03-09 16:00

There is potential for SA to grow its LGBT+ tourism market, a flight attendant turned entrepreneur says.

 

The importance of ballet shoes for brown-skinned ballerinas and how they are made

2019-09-27 17:04

How ballet shoes for brown-skinned ballerinas are made

Miss South Africa announces their most diverse group of finalists yet - is this the picture of representation we've been waiting for?

2019-07-12 13:32

They're smart. They're ambitious. They represent the true beauty of South African women in all their skin tones and hair textures.

A photo of the 2019 Miss India pageant is sparking outrage because the finalists all appear to have fair skin

2019-06-01 08:12

Many people accused the pageant organization of being racist for failing to include a more diverse group of women.

"Autism is not a curse, it's a blessing" says winner of Autism awareness pageant

2019-04-29 12:08

Young people with autism were given the stage at a beauty pageant in Nairobi.

Chicago makes history by electing its first black, gay woman mayor

2019-04-05 10:14

In a historic first, Lori Lightfoot – a gay African-American woman – is elected mayor of America's third largest city, as Chicago voters entrust a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence.

Stand a chance of winning tickets to the first-ever Beauty Revolution Festival where you'll interact with the beauty industry's most influential women IRL

2019-04-02 14:50

This festival is set to take the South African beauty scene by storm with a two-day beauty festival taking place on 6 and 7 April 2019 at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Here's the first ever beauty pageant for survivors of disfigurement and visible differences

2019-03-27 11:33

Miss Unique Beauty UK is the first of its kind for survivors of burns, scarring and other visible differences. The founder, Rochelle Barrett, suffered third degree burns to 80% of her body, after an accident with a kettle of boiling water when she was just eight months old.

Bellami Hair wig company called out for making racist remarks about Jordyn Woods’ new hairdo

2019-03-15 16:29

There’s nothing funny about negative stereotypes attached to the natural hair of black women.

Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina says diversity is not just a trend, it’s here to stay

2019-03-08 09:30

Awkwafina insists diversity isn't "a trend" and believes Hollywood has seen a "progressive shift".

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