Taboos these days aren’t manifested in stonings or shunning, but in more subtle, insidious patterns. Public enough for community gossip, lamentation, and shaming, but never open enough to foster meaningful dialogue toward a collective resolution. We pride ourselves in having transcended the cultural biases of our parent’s generation, yet we still passively perpetuate them in silence.
Our aim with Radiant No. 13, The Taboo Issue, is to start a conversation around cultural taboos both ancient and modern, and more important, to share stories of women bucking the trend so that others walking these paths can know they’re not alone.
Includes free digital edition.
Our fabulous cover girl, NBC's Chicago Fire actress Annie Ilonzeh, whose discipline and grit is served up with a grace and charm that’s utterly refreshing. Her story will no doubt inspire you to take a chance on yourself.
Compelling in-depth features on:
Surviving divorce as an African woman
Black women and eating disorders
When our hair gets in the way: cardio exercise and the black woman
The 411 on 420: A Cannabis Q & A
Masturbation with the women of Afrosexology
Plastic Surgery as the last beauty taboo
Surviving Boko Haram: how victims are healing in the aftermath of unthinkable trauma
Inspiring interviews with remarkable women of African descent including the cartographer of African cuisine, Tuleka Prah; founder of the Nubian Skin, Ade Hassan, MBE; black swim advocate Trish Miller; the women behind Afrosexology, Dalychia Saah and Rafaella Fiallo; comedienne and truth teller Eno Georgette Inwek; and Nnene Kalu Mbonu on body positivity.
This issue's Local Champ is the world's tiniest grain, teff, accompanied as usual by mouth-watering teff-inspired recipes.
Demystifying cardio workouts plus five great workouts to heat up your heart rate.
Embracing genderless fashion.
And so much more!
More than a magazine, each volume of Radiant Health is a beautifully designed coffee table magazine printed on premium paper. 180 pages // soft touch cover.
Radiant Health magazine is published twice a year.