“It’s the subtle comments we’ve all heard – Don’t go out in the sun, you’ll get too dark. You’d be so beautiful if you were a few shades lighter, or, you have nice features even though you’re dark. It’s these comments that must stop,” Nina Davuluri says. As the first Indian-American to win Miss America (2014), Nina is all too familiar with such commiserations. It took her participating in the pageant and receiving the compliments that followed, to truly love and accept her skin the way it is. Why is only fair skin considered ideal or elite, and how do we break the cycle across industries, are questions Nina aims to address with her #SeeMyComplexion campaign, which launched in June.
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WHY KAMALA MATTERS
The woman who could be Vice President on the fight for justice and freedom she’s been waging since birth
THE SIMPLE LIFE
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THE PHENOMENON CALLED MR ARMANI
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BEAUTY CHAT WITH NATALIE PORTMAN
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TWEAKMENTS AND CHILL
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Melinda Gates Changing The World
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MAMTA TRIES IT…
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REMEMBERING KENZO TAKADA
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A Stove Called Yerofeyich
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young and restless
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The Art of the Snack
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FACEBOOK'S VOTING LABELS ON CANDIDATE POSTS SOW CONFUSION
Facebook has started adding informational labels to all posts about voting by federal elected officials and candidates in the U.S., as it said it would do. But the move appears to be sowing confusion rather than dispelling it.
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