Halima Aden, a 19-year-old Somali-American woman from St. Cloud Minnesota, has become the first woman to wear a hijab and burkini in the Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant.
When you see the Twitter handle @POC_Beauty, what would you imagine that account to be? Beauty tips for women of color? A celebration of diverse faces, perhaps?
For the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the magazine photographed models on all 7 continents. A world tour of ill-fitting "swim" wear! But sometimes a half-naked lady standing in front of a gorgeous natural backdrop just isn't enough. So the photographers used natives as props.
TV is pretty damn lily white, but it's apparently getting better. I could rattle off the same names — Mindy Kaling, Donald Glover, Retta — but I think we're all getting familiar with the people of color on TV. I'm not complaining, it's a very good thing, and I think we should talk about it until our vocal chords fall…
The 2012 Hollywood Issue cover of Vanity Fair — shot by Mario Testino — features 11 "starlets" shot in satin and feathers for a "'20s and '30s boudoir feel." The ladies on the power panel — the left third, aka the actual newsstand cover — are Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain. Pariah…
The cover of the 2011 Hollywood Issue of Vanity Fair was shot in Los Angeles and New York over the course of two days by photographer Norman Jean Roy. It features fifteen actors. One of whom is black.