Editor’s Picks: Summer skin, internship worries, being a ‘bad Asian’ and self-care tips



Photography by Larm Rmah via Unsplash
  • Nuclear scientist and freshly crowned Miss USA 2017 Kára McCullough came under fire for an interview in which she explained health care is privilege —not a right — to classist implications. She also equated feminism to misandry. Still, she has spoken up about the need for more women, like herself, in STEM fields.



  • With their Bolden cosmetics brand, Nigerian entrepreneurs Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa have come up with sunscreen specifically designed for black and brown bodies. Not only are they combatting ashiness and hyperpigmentation with their products, but the sisters want to improve summer skincare education within the black diaspora.



Ndidi Obidoa and Chinelo Chidozie via OkayAfrica


Chidozie says, “There’s an issue with education around sunscreen in the black community. Even though skin cancer doesn’t affect people of color as much as it affects people with white skin, that makes it more dangerous because it’s often not caught until it’s in an advanced stage.”


Photography by Larm Rmah via Unsplash
  • “You’re not Asian enough.” “You act so white.” ‘You’re not a real Chinese, are you?” Jessica Xiao is completely and utterly over it.  Xiao writes, “I’m reminded that nothing I do will ever satisfy anyone’s picture of who I should be, because I’m not an amalgamation of stereotypes about ‘the Orient.’” But flying in the face of any tired model minority stereotype, Xiao unpacks what it means to be a “bad Asian” and the shortcomings of so-called representation, too.


  • Ever spent hours trying to discern what products work best for your hair? Myavana can help. Founded by four black female engineers from Georgia Technical Institute, the lab takes your hair sample, analyzes it and comes back with ingredients, hair products and hair regimens to look for.


  • As internship seasons gears up, here are five things Hello Britnee says you should keep in mind as you embark on your first day of interning.


  • From the ’90s to now, writer and editor Priya Aurora has been on the hunt for a Bollywood movie that reflects her hopes and dreams as a queer South Asian woman. Aurora recounts the hits and misses of LGBT-centric Bollywood movies, and her intimate relationship with Indian cinema’s portrayal of queerness.

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