|Luvvie Ajayi by Damon Dahlen via The Clarion-Ledger|
By Nikki Igbo
Many of us of a certain age can easily recall growing up with the desire to see our own faces, stories, opinions, style and identities reflected in magazines, newspapers and on television. We understood that we had a unique perspective of the world—a valuable perspective—and we were eager for others to recognize, appreciate and uplift it. Today, we are happy to be able to name many black women in mass media who are shattering glass ceilings to have our voices acknowledged and applauded on a grand scale. Here are just a few of those luminaries making moves, voicing the true and unedited spectrum of beauty that is the Black woman.