Making Good on Its Promise to Make Change, Gucci Announces a Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—and It’s a Woman of Color

Representation matters. It matters at the ballot box, at the box office, and most importantly, in the boardroom. And as Gucci and any number of fashion brands have discovered, it matters when it comes to the bottom line. After weathering a media firestorm and celebrity-proposed boycott when a sweater eerily resembling…

With a New Baby, Sponsor and Mission, Olympian Allyson Felix Is in the Race to Save Black Mothers

When runner Allyson Felix read fellow Olympian Alysia Montaño’s explosive Mother’s Day op-ed in the New York Times, calling out Nike for the lack of support and protection it offered to its sponsored female athletes in the event of pregnancy, it struck a chord. After all, aside from both being world-class athletes…

Duchess, Editor, Designer? Meghan Markle Announces a Clothing Line to Benefit Working Women

Just when we thought new parents were sleep-deprived enough (oh, wait—most new parents don’t have a small army of English nannies), Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is already back at work. Her son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, is barely three months old yet (and Prince Harry recently revealed that the couple plans…

Doin’ It for the Vine: The Iconoclast Dinner Experience Brings an All-Female Chef Roster to Martha’s Vineyard

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of the Iconoclast Dinner Experience here at The Glow Up; after all, in addition to being a crew of foodies, The Root is one of its media partners. But one of the truly special things about this traveling culinary event series is that it was founded and is curated by a woman of…

'The Challenge Is Permanent': Naomi Campbell Reveals 'Revolting' Racist Incident at a French Hotel

Naomi Campbell is perhaps the most enduring and recognizable supermodel in the world, but as she revealed in an interview with Paris Match (translated from French via Google), her stardom is still no safeguard from racism. Saying “the challenge is permanent,” the model recounted an incident during the Cannes Film…

Like a Mother: With a New Column and Coast, Writer-Activist Jamilah Lemieux Talks Progressive Parenting

Jamilah Lemieux is a millennial working mother—emphasis on working. The acclaimed journalist, activist, cultural critic, communications expert and “fixer” is one of the leading voices of her generation on issues of race, gender and sexuality, putting her imprint on everything from the 2012 rebranding of Ebony magazine…

Ladies...You're Going to Want to Own This Reproductive Rights-Affirming T-Shirt by Pyer Moss

Ladies, how much unsolicited advice do you think we receive on any given day? How many intrusions, corrections, interruptions and outright dismissals do you think we contend with within a 24-hour period—so many that the vast majority don’t even register anymore? How often are we told we don’t even know our own minds…

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