Julee Wilson -Huff Post Black Voices
For black women, the magazine newsstand is yet another sad representation of the blatant lack of diversity that plagues the fashion and beauty industries. Countless images of white women and men stare back at us as we search for covers that reflect what we see in the mirror. And while publications are slowly but surely beginning to realize that black is indeed beautiful, the only magazines we can rely on to speak specifically to our existence are Essence and Ebony. But there is still a void that is begging to be filled.
With that said, allow us to introduce you to Hannah.
Hannah is a bi-annual magazine that is currently just an idea, yet has dreams of grandeur. Qimmah Saafir, the glossy’s creative director and editor-in-chief, intends to create a space where black women are celebrated, which also means giving these women the freedom to tell their own stories rather than them being told by others.
“I just started to realize that the publications that I loved weren’t meant for me or weren’t necessarily concerned with representing me or my demographic or what I like,” Saafir told The HuffIngton Post.
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