If you’ve never heard of Nothing But The Wax, it’s time for you to learn more about this website. What started as a blog, in France, in 2010, is now one of the most influential digital magazines for afro-descendant millennials. Yep, you read me well: Afro-descendant millennials.
The black millennials are taking their place in today’s world, their voices are being heard and they’re not afraid to express their dreams, visions and even their frustrations in the societies in which they live. They want to be defined by no one but themselves and they’re being vocal about it.
Chayet Chénin, the 31 year-old creator of NBW, quickly realized how she was impacting young African descendants with her writing, who could easily identify with the subjects that she was covering. That’s when she decided to transform her African fashion blog into a journalistic website with the help of other journalists and creatives.
“More than ever, there’s an urge to reclaim the narrative, to build safer spaces but also conceive our own forms of narration and public expressions. It’s only in these lines that Nothing But the Wax desires to TELL and CELEBRATE these stories. Those of a diverse and complex youth that can deeply INSPIRE globally” – Chayet Chiénin
Nothing but the wax is one of my favorites websites. You clearly and very quickly understand how the team really focuses on issues relating that black youth in Africa and in western countries. The subjects are chosen with care and the photography and design of the website are mind-blowing and attention grabbing.
The mission of this magazine is to tell untold stories about fashion, beauty and lifestyle and according to me, they do it in a classy way. Visit their website, Facebook and Instagram pages to learn more and to get inspired.