American Beauty: Bustle Debuts Editorial Series


Bustle is debuting "All American," a new editorial series featuring the essays by immigrants and children of immigrants speaking on the ways in which their culture shaped their perceptions of style and beauty.

Related: Inclusive Beauty

“In light of this time in American history, we wanted to tell the stories of women who are first and second-generation Americans — the women who, like me, looked different from their classmates,” Bustle West Coast fashion and beauty editor Sara Tan wrote in her Letter from the Editor introducing the initiative. “The ones whose ideas about beauty and confidence were shaped by their ethnicities, communities, and life in America. The women who now label themselves proudly with their hyphenations: Filipino-American, Korean-American, Jamaican-American, Mexican-American, Lebanese-American, and more.”

Essays include:

  • Letter from the Editor: What It Really Means To Be An "All American" Woman
  • I Used To Sleep With Lightening Cream Every Night, But Now I'm Proud Of My South Asian Skin Color
  • Bullies Made Me Hate My Eyebrows. Then I Took A Trip To Lebanon.
  • What My Androgynous Chinese Mom Taught Me About Breaking Tradition

For more information, or to read the essays, visit

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