Nothing to See Here: Rihanna Goes Razor-Free and the Internet Loses Its Damn Mind

We’re beginning to think “RiRi” stands for “real real,” because underneath the Killawatt highlighter, Rihanna always seems to keep it real with us. Taking a beat before her co-hosting gig at Monday’s 2018 Met Gala—aka the most anticipated fashion event of the spring—the singer, actress and entrepreneur took to her…

‘The Body Is Not an Apology’: Sonya Renee Taylor Is Leading a Revolution of Radical Self-Love

With six words, Sonya Renee Taylor accidentally started a movement. When a friend with cerebral palsy confessed that her disability made it difficult to be sexual—so much so that she didn’t even feel entitled to ask a casual partner to use protection—Taylor quickly responded, “Your body is not an apology, and it’s not…

Dr. Ruth Celestin Wants to Change the Perception of Plastic Surgery—One Augmentation at a Time

Dr. Ruth Celestin, a nationally recognized, award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon at Celestial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, located in Atlanta, didn’t always want to become a cosmetic surgeon. The Haitian-American, New Jersey-raised doctor had her eyes set on pediatrics and wanted to follow in the…

Defying Gravity: 5 Pole Dancing Athletes Debunk Stereotypes—and Dare You to Try Something New

Ballet dancer Misty Copeland once said: “You can do anything you want, even if you are being told negative things. Stay strong and find motivation.” Two years ago, I applied this same perspective to pole dancing. I transitioned from joking about having two left feet to signing up for a pole dancing course; I left…

The Illustrator of Curves Is the Instagram That Loves Your Body Unconditionally (and Hopes You Do, Too)

If your holiday season is going anything like mine, you’re already plotting how to take off a few new pounds in the new year. While ’tis the season to shower our family and friends with love, our self-care can unfortunately take a bit of a hit in the process.

Since none of us is immune to a little insecurity, I found…