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Tahirah Hairston

The Women Working to Save Coral Reefs in Mexico

In the midst of a crisis to look toward a positive future and a healthy ocean, we must rethink how we interact with the environment.

Ready, Set, Mask

I’m convinced Beyoncé wrote “Flawless” after discovering the magic of Biologique Recherche’s P50. Which is why I’ve taken to weekly facials.

Sharing Clothes Is a Rite of Passage for Any Enduring Friendship

Seven women on why borrowing and lending beloved possessions can be some of the most intimate acts in a friendship.

Sunflower Bean’s Julia Cumming On Why ‘Anger Can Be Power’

The musician on her new initiative, activism as a musician, and politics.

Black People and the Beauty of Summer Linen

On the summer uniform that defines the black community.

How Gingham Went From Innocent to Bold

A brief history on your favorite summer textile.

The Intimacy Between Nail Artists and Their Clients

Oftentimes, we overlook routines of give-and-take, creative collaboration, and trust. For these three nail artists, the intimate relationships they have with their clients are one of the most important parts of doing nails.

A Guide to Getting That Summer Shine

Look radiant as fuck this summer.

Sick of Your Boring Winter Puffer? We Have a Solution

Dani Roche’s brand Biannual is vegan, unisex, and stylish as hell.

Toshi Reagon on the Legacy of Octavia Butler and Her New Opera

“Octavia is important because she looked at the future, and she put black people in it.”

What Does Your Outfit Say About You?

For the past three months, an artist asked people to describe what they were wearing to MoMA. Here’s what the project is teaching us.

Lenny Letter No. 119

A Non-Sensible Guide to Winter Hibernation: Give Up Sex, and Exfoliate

Because the best relationship is the one you have with your skin.

Rachel Comey Is the Designer Women Need Right Now

A profile of the authentic, feminist fashion star and her collaborative, inclusive process.

Oprah's Casting Director Takes Us Behind the Scenes

An interview with casting director Kim Coleman.