Maiysha Kai
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Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, an avid eyeshadow enthusiast and always her own muse. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.
Aug 4
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Great commentary.  I personally enjoy Annie Leibowitz’s work, but as Maiysha Kai points out it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.  I remember her great cover of Diana Ross on Vanity Fair.  It’s one of the few times I actually bought the magazine. 

Jul 30
82

She gets an instant pass for me. This ended up being free, international level advertising for TheFolklore. All good.

Jul 30
4

Did you find a web site for them? The only active thing I found was the Instagram. I don't know how to shop on Instagram. They have some great jewelry. 

Jul 30
48

Oh..my...I never thought I’d be grateful to Taylor Swift, but if her faux pàs led me to this fantastic shop then thank you, Taylor Swift. The clothes and accessories are gorgeous! There is a pair of evening pants for $150 I want right now, but I have nowhere to wear them!

Jul 28
4

I am in the latter camp. I see nothing wrong with either of those images and I doubt they would be questioned if the industry was so lacking in representation. Read more

Jul 28
5

its tough when so many of the extreme/extra opinions used for these stories come from twitter. sure the photographer who shot violia davis missed the mark, but to make it another example of black men just not doing it right in regards to dark skinned women is tough. as an artist i dont agree with the guy’s approach, Read more

Jul 28
6

“In fact, some questioned the veteran photographer’s ability to light brown skin—a suggestion not only insulting to Leibowitz, but also to the aesthetic she has so deliberately developed and diplomatically adhered to throughout her now 50-year career.” Read more

Jul 23
6

Thank you for this excellent article. I’m a volunteer clinic escort at the only abortion center in Kentucky. I am also the only Black woman escort in our group. The things anti-choicers say are terrible in general. But it’s even worse for Black clients & volunteers. They tell me that I’m contributing to “black Read more

Jul 21
40

Yeah she’s probably full of shit, but he’s been a celebrity for decades. He should have a way thicker skin by now. If he just clapped back once or twice it wouldn’t even be a story, but he didn’t just call her out. He went in hard, with a hell of a lot of tweets to a random person. He really should have other things Read more

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Jul 21
25

On the phone with someone right now who thinks this is Maya’s fault for naming him in her tweet, so she should have expected Talib Kweli to respond to her directly because somebody else tagged his wife. My friend thinks Maya is just trying to cash in on him and she’ll probably be on a reality show in a few months. I Read more

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