In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called Black Girl Power... The Future Is Bright. Sheila Rashid is a fashion designer based in Chicago, Illinois. The 27-year-old is the founder of her own clothing brand that caters toward androgynous style.
InspiHERed By spotlights phenomenal women in the Black queer community—everyone from artists to activists. Each week ELIXHER features someone whose personal journey and individual craft inspire us to dream bigger, laugh harder, and love deeper.This week we connect with Arianne Benford, a 30-year-old Brooklyn-based poet/producer/visual artist.
InspiHERed By spotlights phenomenal women in the Black queer community—everyone from artists to activists. Each week ELIXHER features someone whose personal journey and individual craft inspire us to dream bigger, laugh harder, and love deeper. This week we chat with Morgan Mann Willis, a New York City-based writer and consultant.
At 2a.m. Sunday morning, 29-year-old Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Florida opened fire inside an Orlando gay nightclub called Pulse, killing 50 people and seriously injuring 53 more. Several of the victims include queer women.
Rest in Power. Kimberly "KJ" Morris found a home at the Pulse nightclub, where she was a bouncer. Morris was fatally shot while working at the Orlando nightclub early Sunday. She is the eighth identified victim.
A screening of "The Same Difference" will take place during Atlanta Black Pride on September 4, followed a WNBA game. Over 18,000 women are expected to fill Phillips Arena stadium, where "We Are All Women" will host a rally to raise awareness among attendees. Proceeds from the event will go towards more authentically telling the stories of Black lesbian and bisexual women in the media.
The United State of Women, a White House summit on gender equality, recently released a star-studded video featuring trans actress Laverne Cox, who appears alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington, Oprah, Jessica Williams and other badass women.