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Tahirah Hairston

Life
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.

October 18, 2018
Beauty
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.

October 1, 2018
Style
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.

September 28, 2018
Culture
Sunflower Bean’s Julia Cumming On Why ‘Anger Can Be Power’

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

August 13, 2018
Style
Black People and the Beauty of Summer Linen

On the summer uniform that defines the black community.

August 13, 2018
Style
How Gingham Went From Innocent to Bold

A brief history on your favorite summer textile.

July 17, 2018
Beauty
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.

August 7, 2018
Beauty
A Guide to Getting That Summer Shine

Look radiant as fuck this summer.

May 25, 2018
Style
Sick of Your Boring Winter Puffer? We Have a Solution

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

February 16, 2018
Culture
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.”

April 4, 2018
Culture
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.

January 9, 2018
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.

December 19, 2017
Style
Rachel Comey Is the Designer Women Need Right Now

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

December 14, 2017
Culture
Oprah's Casting Director Takes Us Behind the Scenes

An interview with casting director Kim Coleman.

July 20, 2018