There is no one way to be a woman, or a feminist.

I am a feminist, my son is a feminist.

Supporting equal rights and access for women and men does not require a vagina, nor does it require a cosmetics free face or dress code. Wear what you want. There is no feminist uniform. Gloria Steinem has a limited-edition collaboration called, In the Clear with The Lipstick Lobby, a social justice beauty brand working for “change, progress and equality.” Profits from Lipstick Lobby Products, are donated to the ACLU, The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Planned Parenthood, and the UnPrison Project.

Fenty by Rihanna Fenty is truly what it states, “Beauty for all.” You may find your Fenty Face via a plethora of products providing options for every hue. In addition, there is also the chance to donate to the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) through the website without even purchasing products. All proceeds from the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter CLF Edition ($34) go directly to the Clara Lionel Foundation. Rihanna established the Clara Lionel Foundation in tribute to her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, supporting worldwide education, emergency response and health programs.

Fashion and feminists are not competing camps. You may rock boots, heels or tennis shoes and still be a feminist. Sporting sweatpants, skirts or shorts is not an identifier to determine if one is a feminist. We need not judge each other solely on wardrobe, unless that wardrobe consists of a klan robe, or more recently, khakis and a polo, accessorized with a tiki torch. We do however need to work together to fiercely advocate for equal pay, equal rights, and equal access.

fem·i·nism ˈfeməˌnizəm/ noun: feminism the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.

fem·i·nist ˈfemənəst/ noun a person who supports feminism.

Written by NamasteNegro.com

A writer residing in Denver, Colorado; B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado. Mother, wife and writer of life.

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