Dear ELLE, Marie Claire, InStyle, Lucky, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, & Allure,

You are all some of my FAVORITE magazines! I look forward to reading about looks coming up for the upcoming season, seeing how you style certain trends, what salons & spas I should visit, and even reading your intriguing stories …

… but something is missing 🙁

When it comes to what I talk about daily … beauty, hair, etc … my eyes seem to take a pause on your pages. I can no longer relate.

Where are the girls that look like me? Where are the girls with my skin color? (And I’m not talking about Jennifer Lopez representing us brown girls with her “olive complexion”)

Reading about makeup that flatters blonde hair, blue eyes, or brunette hair with hazel eyes doesn’t get me too far. I can twist some things around and piece together what I think would flatter my complexion and my hair texture, but I would love to read about it and know that I was being thought about before the issue was released.

This is what you (my favorite magazines) are missing … the perspective I can relate to. And I’m sure some of my fellow peers feel the same way.

ELLE, even though I’m not exactly your target audience, I still purchase your publication. Don’t get it twisted, Essence & Ebony I love you too! I’m just a well rounded individual who would like to be able to relate to more than just fashion.


The girl who still loves to buy magazines off the stands & just wants to be thought about 🙂

Does anyone feel the same way??



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