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  Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic A COUPLE OF years ago, Leah Guerrero was in a Mexico City mercado when a vendor asked why she was buying so many clays and powders. When she told him it was for her skincare concoctions he said, “Eres una brujita” (“You’re a witch”), and something clicked. “A whole self-empowerment thing happened,” Guerrero says. “I was like, Yeah, I am. This is me now.” Guerrero had been an esthetician since she was 18, immersing herself in holistic skincare traditions...

Their Bodies, Themselves EVER SINCE I birthed a baby with a penis almost two years ago, there’s one question that has taken up a lot of my parenting brainspace: How do I raise a feminist son? As someone who’s had more #MeToo moments than I care to recollect, the notion of consent is a priority. I want my child to respect the bodily autonomy of others, and to be empowered to assert his own boundaries as well. But as parents, how do we teach consent? And...
  Q: What do you get when you invite 36 influential women to a world-class auto racing course and let them loose on a fleet of gleaming Mercedes-Benz AMG race cars? A: A newly minted girl gang of fierce, feisty feminists moving very, very fast. As a lead-up to their annual Women of the Year summit, Glamour and their presenting partner Mercedes-Benz invited female media makers from all over the country to Carmel, CA, October 2 – 4 for a high-octane 36 hours of dining and driving. The author,...
When Tanvi Barman started joining her parents on their volunteer visits to homeless shelters at age seven, she realized something; the kids living in shelters never had birthday parties. At 14, she set out to change that with a project called No Birthday Left Behind. The non-profit’s site explains that their mission is “to provide every homeless shelter child an opportunity to celebrate their birthday in a special and memorable way!”. They do this by working with vendors that provide services like cake and face...
Know Before You Go WHEN 21-YEAR-OLD University of South Carolina student Sami Josephson got into a car she thought was her Uber on March 29, she paid for that mistake with her life. The driver of that car stabbed Josephson to death and dumped her body 65 miles away. In the wake of this tragedy, Josephson’s parents established the #WHATSMYNAME Foundation to educate others about rideshare safety. At whatsmyname.org, visitors are encouraged to use the acronym SAMI to remember the following guidelines: Stop Review the safety features...
Turnips get a bad rap. We either forget that they exist or relegate them to some depression-era food of yesteryear. But turnips are as versatile as potatoes and as tasty, too. Just be sure to clean or peel your turnips, and trim off the stem and root ends, before cooking them. There’s another reason turnips should be the stars of your spooky season: they’re the O.G. jack-o’-lanterns! As lore has it, the pumpkin-based jack-o’-lantern we know today is rooted (ha) in an Irish folktale about...
Just two years ago we spoke with Leah Lizarondo, co-founder of Food Rescue Hero, an app that redirects food that would’ve gone to landfills into the mouths of the hungry. To say it’s been an impressive couple of years for the organization would be an understatement. In 2017, Food Rescue Hero had saved nearly 2 million pounds of food and was operating in just one city—Pittsburgh. Since then, it has more than quadrupled the amount of food it's rescued and now reduces food insecurity in...
Bar Talk CUTTING BACK ON waste has turned into a low-key obsession for me, and finding ways to eco-consciously tweak daily rituals is my new favorite game. (Except losing means accelerating the fiery implosion of our decimated planet, nbd.) I switched to using bar soap in the bathroom ages ago, but it only recently occurred to me that a bar could replace the big ol’ ugly plastic bottle of shampoo in my shower, too—you just rub the shampoo bar into your wet scalp and wash like...
  Pictures Worth A Thousand Words    “THERE WERE NO other Arabs where I grew up, which contributed to me always feeling like an outsider,” recalls Iraqi-British artist and data journalist Mona Chalabi of her childhood in East London. This outsider perspective has always informed the 32-year-old’s career trajectory, a course that is refreshingly self-defined and self-aware. After earning her master’s in International Security from the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Chalabi worked for the Bank of England and the United Nations. Then, in 2014, Chalabi moved to New...
Victor, Victorian   VINTAGE BEADED LAMPSHADES have been popping up on the sets of some of our favorite shows, like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and What We Do in the Shadows, and they’ve left us thirsting for that same shady glamour. There is no need to throw down stacks of cash for the real old deal when you can give a basic lampshade a glow-up with this simple DIY. Materials Measuring tape Vintage-looking lamp base Non-pleated lampshade (at least twice as wide as the lamp base and a third of the...