I know Chayet the founder of Nothing But the Wax – NBW since a couple of years and I am so impressed by what she has created: Initially a blog about African fashion, NBW has become a platform for black millennials, focusing on Fashion, Beauty, Culture, Politics mixed with creative photography and quick and easy “how to” videos. Everything packaged in a stylish and beautiful design that draws me in whenever I click on the platform.
Chayet claims that NBW is the first digital magazine that focuses 100% on black millennials. She aims to take control of the narrative and give another perspective of the black millennial experience as well as provide a platform for black millennials.
Started with a crowd funding campaign, NBW is run by black millennials and supported by creatives who believe in and love the concept. The team is located in an old hospital that also houses migrants and other start-ups in the middle of Paris. In order to also reach millennials on the continent, NBW just started a poster campaign in Burkina Faso.
Interested in topics like how “Black Lives Matter” is becoming a global movement; why Frida Kahlo is inspiring Black Millennials, interviews with young artists and film makers and so much more then check-out NBW here.
What are millennials?
The generation that was born in the 1980s and 1990s is generally referred to as Generation Y or Millennials. They are generally marked by an increased use and familiarity with communications, social media, and digital technologies.