For its April 2017 cover story, Allure decided to do something different, yet influential at the same time. Their cover story named ” The Beauty of Diversity” celebrated women of color while interviewing 41 women which included actresses, activists and models Dilone, Imaan Hammam and Aamito Lagum. The women shared their stories behind their skin, their culture and the diversity surrounding the industry and their everyday life. Through the interviews, Allure captured their memories, their goals, their future and most importantly their stories of being Americans. After reading their stories, you will feel inspired, empowered and comfortable in your own skin.
You can read all 41 interviews here.
Our skin is so much more than a reflection in the mirror. Our skin is the metaphor that defines how we’re seen—and how we see ourselves. For our April 2017 issue (featuring models #Dilone, #ImaanHammam and #Aamitolagum on the cover!), #Allure asked 41 women of color to tell us the story of their lives through their skin—and skin tone. Because our skin can be both a vulnerability and a defense. But most importantly, it can be a source of celebration. Click the link in our bio for all 41 stories and behind-the-scenes videos of our April cover shoot. 📸: @patrickdemarchelier for Allure April 2017 📷: @_hannahchoi