Amani Bin Shikhan

Amani Bin Shikhan

Freelance writer.

Toronto-based. Interested in cultures, structures, people and diaspora.

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Teen Vogue

How These Black YouTubers Are Changing the Beauty Vlogging Space

In “The Beautiful Ones”, a Real Life Mag essay by poet and essayist Momtaza Mehri, the aesthetics of blackness and black beauty in the online world are described simply: “There are bodies, or beauties, that the world does not make space for. We know and live this. To counter that, these bodies have created their own alternatives online.”