Jumping on the latest social trends sometimes has more meaning than what meets the eye…
Many don’t know that the Vogue Challenge has more meaning than just posting yourself in a trending mock-up. It started off with the lack of black writers, photographers, designers and other creators featured in Vogue Magazine. This not only promotes the #blacklivesmatter movement but also diversity as a whole, allowing individuals to share a message through their cover, showing what today’s magazine could and should be.
Giving credit where it is due to Norway-based student, Salma Noor who kicked off the viral post trend with a photo of herself on the magazine cover captioned “Being Black is Not a Crime”. She explained how she does not see anyone like herself in the publication. The volume of these types of posts has expanded since opening the door for other black creators to share their voice. You can check out this article straight out of Vogue!
Breaking Down My Vogue Cover
At first glance, I thought it was a cute post to add to my feed but then realized it was way more than that! I crafted my own little post by representing who I am and what’s to come soon!
I used the word BELIEVE because it is a word that has always resonated strongly with me. You have to believe to achieve and I think it’s important to be positive and have faith in yourself. It’s also a nod to the very first song I put out early on in my music career. In 2020, I have a new feature track that highlights this word! Believe is still a very prominent word in my vocabulary and my overall outlook!
MADE IN CANADA because I am fortunate to come from the land of the strong and free and proud to be Canadian. Especially in hard times like these where we are getting so much support from our government. If it wasn’t for the financial support, I wouldn’t be able to afford my rent due to the lack of returning to work. Moving on, if you pay attention to the details, you will also notice ITALIA in the vogue logo because my Italian heritage as played a huge part in who I am today from family value to music and of course nonna’s cooking.
Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful
BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL, is not only featured as a topic on my Vogue cover but it is the Tag line of my website. In a world where we constantly feel the need to live up to modelesque beauty standards and often compare ourselves to others, I feel we need to appreciate ourselves. Embrace what makes us unique and beautiful on the outside as much as on the inside.
The SELF-CARE TOPIC represents My Little Quarantine Self-Care challenge and workbook book that I released during COVID-19. I’ve always loved writing and wanted to inspire others to take this time to care for themselves and discover a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Makeup & Beauty
I’ve always put my music at the forefront of my social media and many don’t know that I am a certified aesthetician and MUA. I am the founder of Diva Glam Academy where which offers variety of beauty courses. I’ve always been involved in the beauty industry and I look forward to sharing more of this side of me this year. I recently put out a 10 Makeup Trends To Try In 2020 and I have more posts like this coming your way. Stay tuned!
Again, I want to emphasize that we are all unique in our own way. Some of us need to hear this more often ⎯ even myself! Learn to love yourself and realize there is no one quite like you in the world. You are amazing, beautiful and worthy! You are a Limited Edition!
Closing this off, I hope you learned a little something new about the Vogue Challenge and that you enjoyed getting to know me a little better through this post. Feel free to link your vogue challenge below in the comments. I will check each and every one out! It’s also fun to connect with other content creators!