Kayla Kosmalski, Model With Down's Syndrome, Rules Gap Catwalk

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Style

Gap Kids made history last week by hiring their first ever model with Down's syndrome. Nine-year-old Kayla Kosmalski joined 13 other children on th...

#FlexinMyComplexion: The Beauty Trend That Says Dark Skin Is Beautiful Too

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Flicking through Google images after searching 'beautiful skin', the distinct lack of diversity on offer is pretty astounding. Numerous white model...

This Elle Spread Is A Reminder Of Fashion's Major Diversity Issue

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Style

Elle magazine marked its 30th birthday with a fashion spread called "The Elle Look" in its September 2015 issue. The magazine called upon 30 prominen...

Jillian Mercado, Model With Muscular Dystrophy, Signs With IMG

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Style

If you don't know who Jillian Mercado is by now, you're going to want to get to know her, fast. The fashion blogger and model who starred in a 2014...

D is for Diversity?

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

While it appears that 2015 in many respects, has been a positive year, we still have a huge way to go in the battle for equality regardless of race, religion, skin colour, gender, sexual identity and social class.

Why I'm Saving 'Beyond The Lights' From Going Straight to DVD

Corrina Antrobus | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Corrina Antrobus

For me, a film journalist and film programmer, the movies is where it matters. I'm over being precious and no longer want that juvenile desire of exclusivity - I want more mixed race, fluffy haired people on the posters outside Odeon and inside Picturehouse.

Pregnancy Discrimination - Can Anything Be Done?

Helen Bryce | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Bryce

I have returned to work twice following maternity leaves, both times the process was infuriating and slightly soul destroying. Confidence depleated, progression - er not when you 'only' work 3 days, guilty - oh yes definitely, what a bad parent to be leaving my child.

Model Nykhor Paul Pens Powerful Letter To Makeup Artists Working With Black Skin

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Style

Two weeks ago, Nykhor Paul joined the chorus of black models exposing inequality in the fashion industry by sharing her struggles on Instagram. The...

Photographer Ditches The Fashion Industry In A Quest To Redefine Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's safe to say that the fashion industry takes a one-size-fits-all approach to beauty and diversity. For fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, hav...

14 Women Pose Naked To Redefine 'American Beauty' On Their Own Terms

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The "American beauty" comes in all shapes, sizes, ages and colors.  That's what photographer Carey Fruth set out to prove with her photo series, "...

Amazing Underwear Campaign Showcases Body Diversity In All Its Glory

The Huffington Post UK | Jessie Thompson | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us, if invited to pose in our underwear, would run for the hills (fully clothed, of course). But one artist's photo project struck a chord...

Ginger Emoji Petition Arrives At Apple HQ... On A Carrot-Shaped Memory Stick

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Tech

The Change.org petition calling for Apple to introduce ginger emojis has surpassed 15,000 signatures and made it's way to Apple HQ... On a carrot-shap...

The Power Behind Team Diversity

Maite Baron | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Maite Baron

One of the main reasons why people set up in business is a desire for independence and freedom. Often that's a reaction to the constraints of working for a large organisation where there's little flexibility to 'do your own thing'.

Magnum Celebrates Gender Diversity In New Ad (And It's Awesome)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

RuPaul's Drag Race star, Willam Belli, looks sassier than ever in Magnum's latest advert celebrating people from all walks of life. The series of ...

Forget Barbie's Flat Shoes, It's Her Ethnic Diversity That Matters

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone is losing their shit over the fact that Barbie can now wear flat shoes - and we can't quite get my head around it. Suddenly, fully-grown w...

Have We Fully Embraced Diversity in Our Workforce?

James Barber | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
James Barber

The UK employment gap between white and minority communities is worsening and will continue to widen if this issue isn't addressed.

Open Letter to Ben Stephenson, Outgoing Commissioner of BBC Drama

Danny Lee Wynter | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Lee Wynter

Your trailer. I noticed there were no BAMEs or disabled performers about the gaff. Perhaps, on this occasion the inclusion of the BAME talent in BBC Two's new season of drama, simply wasn't seen as something worth selling to the global market?

Why #ToysLikeMe Won't Teach Your Kids About Diversity

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Don't get me wrong, a toy is a great tool for teaching kids. But I bet you my baby boy's first tooth that the new PC toys that are hitting the market right now will, like all the toys before them, change nothing unless we change the stories we, the adults, tell about diversity.

Whitehall Statistics: Getting to Know the New Government, in Five Charts

Emily Andrews | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Politics
Emily Andrews

Middle-aged, white and male. The 'most diverse Parliament ever' is beginning to undermine this stereotype of politicians, but can the same be said of the new government?

The Ego and the Illusive 'I'

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

"I" is a strange little letter. It stands for me, myself and my ego. And for some of us that makes that little letter ENORMOUS! It's also globally kn...

Teen Model With Down's Syndrome Is Challenging Notions Of Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Style

Meet Madeline Stuart, she's an 18-year-old aspiring model. She enjoys dance, swimming, cheerleading... and, oh yeah, she also has Down's Syndrome. ...

Plus Size Models Pose Nude To Promote Diversity In Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A group of plus size models are on a mission to promote body diversity in the fashion industry and show women around the world that beauty really does...

Natasha Hinde

Black Models Open Up On The Race Issues They Face In Fashion

HuffingtonPost.com | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Style

There's a May issue of ELLE magazine sitting on my desk. Flicking through, I find a grand total of two adverts (DKNY and Karen Millen) which featu...

Why the Ethnic Minority Vote Is Central to This Week's General Election

James Barber | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
James Barber

The relationship between the Conservative party and Britain's ethnic minority community has always been strained. Following the coalition between the ...

Media Psychology: TV and Politics - If Media Keep It Real, So Will The People

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

Where I work at Media Trust, we claim that media is a powerful tool to influence and change lives. We work with the media industry to empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard.