Black trans women Munroe Bergdorf and Jari Jones are celebrated on cover of Teen Vogue’s September issue: ‘Trailblazers’

Munroe Bergdorf, left, and Jari Jones share a split cover for <em>Teen Vogue</em>'s September issue. (Photo: Teen Vogue)
Munroe Bergdorf, left, and Jari Jones share a split cover for Teen Vogue‘s September issue. (Photo: Teen Vogue)

In a year that’s so far seen Black trans women become more visible than ever, that visibility has largely been filtered through the lens of trauma and struggle — vital for awareness-raising, but not necessarily giving a full picture of Black transgender life, with all of its powerful joy. Enter Teen Vogue, which has opted for the latter in its September issue, featuring a split cover with activist-models Jari Jones and Munroe Bergdorf, and accompanying stories focusing on their personal journeys, career paths and eye-popping style.

“During a year of rebellion + revolution, this September we wanted to center the women at the heart of fashion but often left out of the conversation,” the publication tweeted on Wednesday, calling Bergdorf and Jones “two Black trans women who are trailblazers, redefining the

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Kahmune’s Jamela Acheampong Wants Women of Every Skin Tone to Have the Perfect Pair of Pumps

As we continue in our commitment to elevate diversity, inclusion and equality conversations, FN is shining a light on Black-owned businesses in honor of Black Business Month. For these next few weeks, we encourage you to get to know these incredible Black-owned companies and support them all year round.

Immediately after footwear brand Kahmune was featured on QVC and HSN on Aug. 14 as part of their Small Business Spotlight program focused on Black-owned businesses, 2,000 visitors stormed the Kahmune site.

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While most simply wanted to learn more about the brand, which offers footwear in a range of skin shades, founder Jamela Acheampong is succeeding in generating increased buzz around the collection launched in 2017.

The entrepreneur came up with the concept after unsuccessful searches to find shoes to complement her darker complexion. She quickly discovered the term nude generated products online in lighter skin

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Six most common cancers for women and the symptoms to look out for

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the UK: istock
Cancer is the leading cause of death in the UK: istock

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the UK, according to Cancer Research, with one in two people being diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.

Smoking is the largest single preventable cause of cancer each year in the UK, and 38 per cent of cancer cases are preventable.

The NHS states that there is “strong evidence” that regular exercise can lower the risk of developing cancer, along with a low-fat, high-fibre diet.

The most common cancers in the UK for women are, in order, breast, lung, bowel, uterus, melanoma skin, and ovarian cancer.

Awareness of symptoms is important as patients diagnosed at an early stage are more likely to survive because different treatment options are available for them.

We’ve consulted the experts to find out more about how you can check your body for signs and symptoms

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why younger women are getting tweaked

Over a quarter of British women (27 percent) feel that lockdown aged them
Over a quarter of British women (27 percent) feel that lockdown aged them

I am lying on my back, on the kind of bed which would usually mean I was getting a smear test. But I am here for an entirely different purpose. “I’m just going to get the Botox,” says Bianca, my lovely Australian nurse from behind her PPE. “I’ll be back in a moment.”

I stare at the ceiling and make a list of all the things that could go wrong. They’re obliged to tell you the risks before they give you the treatment, but it has sent me into something of a tailspin. I could have an allergic reaction. I could be the first woman in history to die during a medically supervised Botox appointment. Who do I think I am, getting Botox on a Wednesday morning? I’m not a reality TV star. And I’m only 29

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