In June, we made a commitment to better support Black and BIPOC communities. For us, this work starts from within. We’re committed to making lasting change, and we realize that it’s important to include those with a wide range of experience and perspective in this conversation.
Please meet the members of our Diversity Advisory Board:
Mi-Anne is a writer and content creator based in Brooklyn, New York. She’s currently a video director at Condé Nast Entertainment, where she develops new video series across all of Condé Nast’s publications. Prior to her role at Condé Nast, she was a writer and host at Refinery29, where she hosted the YouTube show “Beauty with Mi,” which ran from 2016 to 2019. She’s passionate about environmental justice, cooking shows, cats, and vintage.
Dr. Elyse Love is a board-certified dermatologist in NYC, specializing in the wide array of cosmetic and medical dermatology. Dr. Love is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and completed her residency at NYU, where she served as the chief of aesthetics during her final year of training. Aside from her clinical practice, she is also a published author on her interests in the modernization of dermatology and the quality of life impact of skin disease. Outside of clinic, she runs a personal instagram account (@elyselovemd) that focuses on the out-of-office components of beauty; frequent topics include skincare, fitness, social advocacy, and relationships. She is a proud runner and has completed the NYC marathon twice — although pilates has stolen her heart during social distancing.
Tembe Denton-Hurst (known on the internets as @tembae) is a book-obsessed beauty and culture writer living in Queens with her partner and their two cats Stella and Dakota.
Lauren Elyse is a professional makeup artist, drag artist, and content creator from Chicago who uses makeup as an artistic outlet for creativity and self-expression. Never one to shy away from expressing themself, Lauren uses their platform to stand in what they believe in whenever they please — as well as helping in any way that they can. Lauren also has a skin condition called vitiligo, which they openly talk about and showcase to their audience through their makeup work and discussions. They want to challenge beauty standards and demand more visibility and representation for those who are visibly different in a world that’s hyper-focused on looking “perfect.”
Aysha Harun is a beauty and lifestyle creator who’s among the top Muslim creators in the beauty category. Of Ethiopian descent, Aysha shares a mix of in-depth makeup and skincare tutorials, lifestyle vlogs, and commentary on social issues like Black Muslim representation in the media and colorism on her platforms. She’s been featured in People, PopSugar, Forbes ME and Refinery29, and more as a cultural influencer who’s breaking new ground for Muslim women around the globe.