Deena Campbell Sengstacke is a New York-based beauty and lifestyle writer whose work is published in Allure, The New York Times, Essence and a host of others. She is currently the founder of Beauty and the Boys where she writes about life with her husband and toddler, and freelance copywriter.

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What Does Black History Month Mean To You This Year?

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Black History Month is a time to love and accept ourselves, especially when the world doesn’t always honor us. It’s a time to celebrate our intellect, strength, culture and everything that makes us magical. But for me, Black History Month should extend well beyond the month of February. We can celebrate all year by supporting Black-owned business, uplifting each other and being undeniably strong.

Where Are You Finding Inspiration To Design This Year?

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A while back I came across a quote that always stuck with me: “Motivation is a push, Inspiration is a pull.” It’s true—things that inspire you naturally pull you into it. For me, inspiration comes from everywhere. It’s all around me. Music heard in random coffee shops  (loving SZA, and Daniel Caesar BTW), street style, paintings, and obviously my family.

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