Joshua Kissi

Joshua Kissi

BEAUTY

Beauty Brands Are Profiting Off Racism, TeenVOGUE

The Renaissance of the Durag. Allure

Why Aaliyah for M.A.C. Is So Important, According to Rashad Haughton, TeenVOGUE

Why the Beauty Looks of Black Panther Are So Important, TeenVOGUE

Aretha Franklin’s Beauty Demanded Respect - and Denied Respectability Politics, TeenVOGUE

These Photographers Are Turning Natural Hair Into Works of Art, TeenVOGUE

Giving Mother's Day Beauty Gifts is Complicated for Me, TeenVOGUE

What Coachella and Music Festivals Are Like as a Woman of Color, TeenVOGUE

Beauty Brands Have a Responsibility to Speak up About Dehumanization, TeenVOGUE

Black Women Wearing Bold Lipstick Is A Big Deal, The Establishment

How I Learned to Do My Own Braids — And How It Liberated Me, TeenVOGUE

What Solange Taught Me About My Natural Hair, TeenVOGUE

BLACK CULTURE + POP CULTURE

The Best Sci-Fi is About Being Black, GQ

My Year of Reading Books by Black Women, Elle

The Taste of Grief: On Family Meals, Marriage, and Mourning, Catapult

The Evolution Of Nude Black Women In Art, The Establishment

How Unfair and Lovely's Relaunch Will Combat Colorism, TeenVOGUE

Black to the Future: OkayAfrica's Introduction to Afrofuturism, OkayAfrica

Black to the Future II: Afrofuturism Should Be Put Into Practice as Much as it is Consumed - But How?, OkayAfrica

Why I’m Dressing up to See 'Black Panther' Along With Everyone Else I Know, Essence

I Went To The First Well-Read Black Girl Festival and Remembered I Was Born to Write—And Read, OkayAfrica

2017 Was the Year of Black Women Living Dynamic Sex Lives on TV, OkayAfrica

Fenty Beauty is a Love Song to Women of Color, Essence

In 'Chewing Gum,' Making Sexual Choices is Liberating, Even if First Times Aren’t All That, OkayAfrica

For Black Women, Self-Care Can be a Radical Act, OkayAfrica

MUSIC

Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer is a Battle Cry for Those of Us Who Refuse to Surrender, OkayAfrica

Sampha's 'Process' and the Necessity of Vulnerable Black Masculinity, OkayAfrica

Missy Elliott Taught Me That I Can Be Weird and Beautiful, Teen Vogue

Kelela's 'Take Me Apart' Is A Sci-Fi Saga On Black Women's Sexuality & Power, OkayAfrica

Ibeyi’s 'Ash' Is An Empowering Soundtrack to the Elements and the Fight for Equality, OkayAfrica

Sampha’s 'Process' Film Is a Sweeping Journey Back Home, In Search of Self, OkayAfrica

In Kendrick Lamar’s 'Element,' Peace and Violence Coexist, OkayAfrica

"All The Stars" Is An Afrofuturistic Voyage Back To Our Roots, OkayAfrica

SOCIAL ISSUES

White People Need to Learn How To Appreciate a Different Culture Without Appropriating It, TeenVOGUE

3 Ways Microaggressions In The Workplace Got Worse After Trump, Everyday Feminism

4 Ways Being a Black Woman in a White Office Messes With Your Mind, Everyday Feminism 

4 Self-Care Practices for When Working as a Woman of Color Has Got You Down, Everyday Feminism

Police Brutality and Living Out of Fear, Time

How Rape Culture Makes Me Live In Fear, Bustle

INTERVIEWS

Symone D. Sander's Long Nails are Her Most Authentic Self, Teen Vogue 

In Conversation With Nana Kwabena on Identity, Music & Dream Chasing, OkayAfrica

In Conversation with Ivorian Artist Laetitia Ky on Building Whimsical Hair Sculptures and Confidence, OkayAfrica

Joshua Kissi Is Using Photography To Build a Safe Haven for People of Color, OkayAfrica