I'm an award-winning lifestyle, culture & news writer based in New York City covering all things LGBTQ+, feminism, lifestyle-related in the realms of pop culture and general (local and international).
As a native New Yorker, you think it would have been my birthright to walk through the world with innate disdain for anywhere between 34th Street to 59th Street. Except that, like many other facets of my life, my mother had a say.
I spoke with athletes on the queer-inclusive swim team Team New York Aquatics about the need for LGBTQ sports teams/safe spaces for Bustle.
Flouncy gowns, striking makeup, feather boas, and a dance-inspiring soundtrack have all helped make the genre of camp beloved on the big and small screen overtime. The aesthetic, described as a dramatic and theatrical approach to style and art, has made some of film and television’s best works – from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to the original 1960s “Batman” TV series – well remembered. Ahead of the 2019 Met Gala and its theme of "Camp: Notes on Fashion", take a look back at some of the best examples of camp on the big and small screen over time.
The one-day women’s empowerment gathering — featuring panels and workshops pertaining to inclusion in the beauty industry, redefining self-care and having a safe, healthy sex life — was made, as founder Sharifa Murdock describes it, for the current generation, who needs to know “strength is mental, style and trends are forever changing, and sisterhood is often the saving grace.”
The biggest trends to come out of the New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2020 season run the gamut of shimmering, scalloped details circa 1985, puffy blouse sleeves and statement-making, single shoulder frocks. Take a look at the trends that will be dominating style online and in real life come next year.
History’s most influential LGBTQ trailblazers have been remembered over time thanks to their contributions to the arts, social justice, racial equality, and advocating for causes like ending war and assisting minority communities. Take a look back at some of history’s most notable queer figures.
What does Kavanaugh's possible SCOTUS confirmation mean for the LGBTQ community? Queer members of the left and right weigh in.
With inspirational roots in chic ’90s anime fashion; the funky looks of the ’70s; a soft, pastel aesthetic; and a humorous dash of relatability, Adorned by Chi is challenging the mainstream norm of what encompasses black female interests. Jacque, who lives and works in Wichita, KS, spoke with The Co Report about being a black nerd, making sure her multifaceted interests are reflected in her clothing line and positive representation for young black girls.
From Crayola-colored cargo pants to romantically puffy sleeves, here are the top trends seen on the runways of New York Fashion Week for the spring/summer 2019 season.
What were the big style takeaways from this fall/winter season of New York Fashion Week? Take a look at 10 of the trends expected to how up in store, on the streets, and on social media once the chillier months come back around later this year.
While it’s never a bad idea to profusely rock out to “Bye, Bye, Bye" on Spotify or marathon all nine seasons of Rugrats, why is this '90s flashback montage we’re currently living in happening, and what does it actually say about us as the people consuming it?
As the birthplace of the gay liberation movement, New York City is home to its share of historical queer locations that tell the story of decades of fighting for rights. From the storied Pyramid Club in the East Village to the famous Stonewall Inn where it all began, take a look at some of the city’s most notable locations that have aided the LGBTQ community over the years.
Take a look back at what the leading 2019 Golden Globe nominees got their big (and small) screen starts in.
Irish voters arrived at the polls on May 24 and 25, 2018 to vote in the country's abortion referendum. The fate of the eighth amendment, which grants the fetus the same rights as the mother, will be decided by voters off all ages, including citizens living elsewhere who have flown home for the event.
Donald Trump’s presidency is already shaping up to be one built on a foundation of lies, one that black Americans will have to repeatedly put to deny and speak out against.