Our Own is retrofitting American schools to include wellness pods for economically disadvantaged students.
Makeen Zachery is the founder of Blk Girl Culture and the Black Girl BluePrint podcast—two spaces created for Black women to be celebrated for all that they are.
We spoke to three phenomenal Black estheticians on their journeys to specializing in Black skin, the challenges and achievements they’ve faced along the way, advice they have for those with melanated skin, and the importance of representation in the skincare world.
From a young age, many Black Latinx people have been taught that beauty is determined by a person’s proximity to whiteness. Latin America’s complex racial history—stemming from colonization, assimilation, and aggressive attempts to erase its Black roots and preserve whiteness—has played a key role in this twisted mentality.