Since the start of the pandemic and its shelter-in-place orders, @katgraham has been finding joy in doing her own hair and makeup. Tap the link in our bio for her full beauty routine.
For the Artist Statements project–an ever-evolving creative tribute to the agonies and the ecstasies of Black American life—@karondavis shares: "September 17, 2009, Mitrice Richardson, 24, disappeared in the Malibu Hills after a peculiar dinner at Geoffrey’s ended with the arrest of Richardson. . . . Noah and I would always acknowledge her spirit when we drove through that canyon. We knew she wasn’t coming home and that her body was somewhere below in the brush. We knew that any time a black person has a run-in with the police, there is always a chance of harassment or death. We felt in our hearts that the police were complicit or even guilty of murder. We wondered why no one was talking about Mitrice, why the news coverage was nil, why no one cared or was enraged that this young woman went missing and was forgotten. So Noah went into his studio to explore these feelings of frustration. He painted an image of a faceless woman upon the backdrop of the Malibu coastline and named it for her, Mitrice Richardson. He sealed her story in time with his paintbrush and canvas. This painting and story is as relevant now as it was then. There were no protests or riots for Mitrice, no real outcry from our communities. Why? When our women are abused, assaulted and murdered they most likely are forgotten—not protected, not cherished, not defended. And even today, Breonna Taylor’s murderer is free to vacation while her family grieves." Tap the link in our bio to read her full artist statement, as well as ways you can help demand justice. Above: Mitrice Richardson, courtesy of the Estate of Noah Davis
"Taking Neya on hikes and outdoor adventures has been a great way for me to clear my mind and decompress. I spend every waking moment with her, and her companionship has provided me comfort during this quarantine." At the link in our bio, @melton shares how he has been practicing self-care–and relishing in new pup parenthood. Photo by @emmamariej
Today, Kamala Harris joined Joe Biden in Wilmington, Del., for their first joint campaign appearance (socially distanced, of course and with both candidates wearing masks as they entered). Biden talked about the significance of the moment and the reaction to his selection of Harris the day before. "This morning," Biden said, "all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially black and brown girls who so often fell undervalued in their communities. Today, maybe, just maybe, they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way, as the stuff of president and vice presidents.” Tap the link in our bio to read more.
As the daughter of immigrants, Vice Presidential candidate @kamalaharris has forged a history-making political career. Shyamala Gopalan (above) was the daughter of an Indian diplomat and a women’s rights activist in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu when she arrived in the U.S. to start graduate school at @ucberkeleyofficial, pursuing a doctorate in nutrition and endocrinology. Donald Harris was born in Jamaica and a graduate of the University of West Indies, before he too came to Berkeley to obtain his graduate degree in economics. The pair did not meet in the classroom but instead amid the protests that were then commonplace on campus. Earlier this year, in the midst of the #BlackLivesMatter protests, Harris posted a photo of her mother from back in those days, writing: My parents marched and shouted in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It’s because of them and the folks who also took to the streets to fight for justice that I am where I am." Tap the link in our bio for more on @kamalaharriss journey.
@selenagomez has picked up a new hobby: cooking. Selena + Chef is a new show that premieres tomorrow on @hbomax. Unscripted and casual, each episode features Gomez trying to make everything from matcha chocolate chip cookies to cheese soufflé as a celebrity chef coaches her over video chat. Tap the link in our bio to watch an exclusive clip.
Founded by Nigerian vegan chef and artist Salimatu Amabebe (@salimatuamabebe) in 2016, @black.feast—now co-curated by creative director Annika Hansteen-Izora (@annika.izora)—hosts four-course dinners around the country that are centered around Black art. Since June, Black Feast has been offering "Love Letters to Black Folks"—which consists of free dessert, letters, and care packages—to the Black population in Portland. On Friday, Vogue spoke to Amabebe about their mission to bring sensory, art-inspired culinary experiences and community care to Black people throughout America. Tap the link in our bio to read the full interview. Above: @salimatuamabebe and @bluekaza at a Love Letters to Black Folks event Photos by @jessacarterinstant
@kamalaharris is @joebidens Vice Presidential pick for the 2020 Presidential race. Harris—the first-term U.S. senator from California, the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, and a former rival for the Democratic nomination for the presidency—is the third woman to be named a presidential running mate on a major party ticket; the others were Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Sarah Palin in 2008. But she is the first to have what many believe is a serious shot at the second-highest office in the land. Tap the link in our bio for everything we know about the Biden/Harris ticket. Photographed by @zoeghertner, Vogue, April 2018
This past Thursday, President Andrzej Duda of Poland was sworn in to office for a second term. The opposition party, composed of left-wing parliamentarians, wore dresses, shirts, and pants suits in the colors of the rainbow, along with coordinating masks, to show solidarity with Poland’s LGBTQ+ community. A bird’s-eye photo from above showed the stark contrast during the ceremony: One half of the room was composed of Duda in a black suit and his wife in a white dress, while the opposition mimicked a rainbow. The colorful message was directed at Duda, who is known for his anti-LGBTQ+ policies and has a close allyship with Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice party. Tap the link in our bio to read more.
If you’re reluctant to wear statement earrings these days but don’t want to skimp on everyday jewelry, here’s an alternative solution: Try mini hoop earrings with charms, more commonly known as huggies. Tap the link in our bio for 15 small hoops that are sure to delight. Photographed by @StefanRuizphoto, Vogue, March 2020