Kerry Washington covers Allure

@allure – “I have to dip in and dip out (of the internet), because it suffocates me. Like, I become unable to function. So it’s a tricky balance between staying aware and also staying connected to a sense of hope and productivity and showing up for life.” Our November cover star #KerryWashington gets REAL about politics, Olivia Pope’s future, and how she keeps her skin looking so damn good all the time.


Photo: @sharifhamza
Fashion stylist: @hannakelifa
Hair: @takishahair
Makeup: @francelledaly
Manicure: @tombachik

Elle Magazine: Women in Hollywood

@elleusa – “For me, it’s for finding and creating opportunities for women and minority groups that might not have an outlet, whether it be as a writer or an actor or a director. It’s important to me to create these stepping stones.”–@jessicachastain on her production company, Freckle Films, for the 2017 #ELLEWIH issue, on newsstands October 17. Link in bio. || Photo by @terrytsiolis, styled by @samiranasr .


Jacket and trousers by @Celine
Necklace by @harrywinston

JUMPROPE SENSATION : BERNADETTE ROBINSON (Henry) 

Bernadette Henry is an award winning, former competitive jump roper and amateur boxer, specialty trainer, jump rope instructor and fitness expert, spreading the fun and creativity of a pastime. Jumprope! When she was 10 years old, Bernadette would spend her school recesses jumping rope with friends. Twenty-seven years later, she is a mother of three and using jump rope as a tool to inspire her community and to make the world a healthier, fitter place. She is a coach, mentor, leader and trainer for individuals searching for a way to keep fitness foremost and have fun while changing their lifestyle. – Bernadette Robinson (www.MakeItFunNyc.com)




When one needs encouragement in this fast food world we live in, one should check out this amazing spirit named Bernadette Robinson. She is full of cheer and joy everytime you peep her snapchat/bernapril20 . She hails from Brooklyn, New York and is definitely an eyesight for entertainment. Bernadette has won silver in both Jump Rope Burpee and Double Under Competitions. She also took home a bronze award in speed at the Arnolds Classic in Columbus, Ohio. Bernadette has been in health expo’s , tv shows (Dr. OZ,  Tribeca Film Fest ESPN), and had many other countless interviews.

What makes this lady do what she does? Bernadette wants exercise to be exciting and not be boring which is the ultimate key to why her jumprope idea has been so successful. Peep her on instagram/bernapril20 and cop you a jumprope on her website, tell her the Qweens sent you!

Nyemiah Supreme x Loving Self

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Society tells women for the most part if you show your skin more than we like for you to show, then you are a whore and a slut. But why do women have to be made to feel ashamed of their skin, their body? We came across raptress and reality star Nyemiah Supreme who expressed her feelings on the subject of self worth. Above you will see she is baring skin and leaves a caption speaking on her love of self especially in the entertainment industry. Nyemiah wants to be respected as an artist regardless if she’s clothed or not. Kudos to her for making that step to express herself and giving encouragement for those that probably needed to hear that.

Elle x Kelly Rowland

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Kelly Rowland sits down with Elle Magazine for an exclusive into her New life as a soon to be mother…
Elle starts off the interview in regards to how her life has been so far during her pregnancy and what she wants to do once the baby arrives. There was a question about what are her cravings,as you know pregnancy presents weird cravings indeed lol. Kelly Rowland states she has a taste for cherry pie,chocolate ice cream with peanut butter. Her photoshoot was done by the talented actor Lance Gross, who ironically is also expecting a child too with his longtime girlfriend. When asked about the care of her beautiful glowing skin, Kelly responded that she uses all natural products of cocoa butter, Shea butter and coconut oil. She desires to do the same for her child’s skin once he is born. Kelly and her fiance are expecting a boy. There were rumors of Kelly to play famed singer Donna Summers in an upcoming project by Director Spike Lee, Kelly admitted that although she would love to; she is not playing the beloved singer. Kelly will be debuting a watch part of the TW Steel collection and may sometime in the future produce a clothing line for children. Check out the full interview at Elle.com

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EndoMetriosis x April Kendall

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Recently, there was outrage from the Endo community for a comment issued by popular tv doctor “Dr. Drew” about what endometriosis is:
” a garbage bag disorder “

It’s only right that the Qweens seeked out EndoMe creator and good friend April Kendall to learn the specifics of EndoMetriosis, which affects 5.5 million woman in North America everyday according to ClevelandClinic.com

The Qweens :
Hey lady! Please introduce yourself tell us a little about you and tell us what is your stance on endometriosis and why you stand for awareness of endometriosis?

April Kendall
– Hi! First, thank you for the opportunity of interviewing me. It is such an honor which I greatly appreciate. My name is April, also known as endoNme, and I have stage 4 endometriosis. To summarize endometriosis, it is when tissue that is intended to line the inside or your uterus, grows outside of it and spreads to other areas in the body thus causing pain. I was diagnosed in December of 2009, but it’s only recently that I have taken my endometriosis more seriously over the last two years. Whenever you’re informed you have a condition, it takes a while to process it. I wouldn’t say that I was in denial of the diagnosis, but I started to realize just how many people; especially African American women that have the same thing as me. I felt it vital at this point in my life to become an advocate. 

 The Qweens:
How has endometriosis affected your lifestyle? 

April Kendall:
Endometriosis has affected my lifestyle greatly. I have completely changed my diet. For the past 14 months I have not eaten no red meat, nor anything that has soy in it. These amongst other foods cause inflammatory issues and intense pain. For the last two years I have been gluten free and I take a hosts of vitamins recommended by my physician. I have also started exercising more. I’ve changed to a healthier lifestyle. I don’t experience as much pain, nor do I have frequent visits to the doctor anymore. 
I am a believer of holistic and natural remedies. I feel your body will reflect what you consume and do to your body. I am doing possibly everything humanly on my end to be the healthiest that I can be. 

 TheQweens:
What steps have you taken to address the issue to women who may be dealing with this diagnosis, And for those who may read this and may not even know they too are dealing with it?

 April Kendall:
– I think the best way to help someone else is by sharing your story. I did not experience the “classic symptoms” of endometriosis and that is why I went undiagnosed for so many years. When I felt something was wrong with my body, I was getting routine check ups every six months by my GYN at the time. Being an African American woman, finding cysts and fibroids are considered “normal” and are known to  shrink on their own, so my physician wasn’t as proactive as I wanted him to be. I went for a second opinion and that was when I was officially diagnosed by another GYN. 
My advice for any woman is to understand and be in tune with your body. You know your body well because you know your norm; whatever that may be for you. It is okay to go and get another opinion if you do not feel comfortable with what you are told. You only have one life. It is extremely precious. 

 TheQweens:
Recently, a popular tv doctor downplayed what endometriosis is, can you shed light on what your thoughts were when you heard about his statement? 

April Kendall:
– This is a good question. For anyone that has any condition or disorder, I feel it is extremely important to seek counsel in someone that specializes in that area. I say this because a specialist must attend more schooling to have more knowledge for the condition. So many patients are left mistreated and undiagnosed from improper information. Someone that is not well rounded on endometriosis usually approaches it from an objective stance, and at times it is inaccurate. You cannot personally assess someone else’s pain level or discomfort. As a physician it is your duty to stay up to date with present information and studies if you decide to tackle on various conditions. 
But I am happy to know that the doctor did invite an endometriosis specialist and surgeon from NYC to be the guest on an upcoming show to address our disorder on his show. Millions of woman are diagnosed with endometriosis, and I am overjoyed with the amount of calls, emails, and social network posts from my fellow endo sisters in response to his comment. It just shows that no publicity will be bad publicity for us. 

 TheQweens:
What are your future plans for endome and yourself ? how can someone become involved in what you are doing or even contact you personally for more information on the subject?

April Kendall:
endoNme is my baby! I’m nurturing and birthing it with faith that it’ll help the endometriosis & health community. I am currently working on a blog that will be up very soon. My blog will not only be about endometriosis, but also about my healthy lifestyle. In the meantime I am on every social network (Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr) @endonme. I answer every comment. If you would like to reach me personally via email you can at
ms.endoandme@gmail.com