Natasha Ramachandran, Kyemah McEntyre, Eiko Hara, Daunnette Reyome, Sashamoni Burnett and Leaf McLean are featured in ” Girls Embrace Their Culture ” for Teen Vogue May 2016 issue.  The ladies were photographed by Nicolas Kantor, styling by Catherine Newell-Hanson, hair by Edward Lampley, make up by Fulvia Farolfi and manicure by Maki Sakamoto. Check out all the images from the spread for the May 2016 issue of Teen Vogue below.

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Natasha Ramachandran

“I am 100% Indian, and I wouldn’t want to be anything else. I love that my jewelry reminds me of home, because I live so far away. It’s also nice to feel like you are representing your country, your culture, your people. Especially because I travel a lot, I get asked questions about my language, my food, and my ethnicity. I’m really proud of and thankful for the importance we place on family. Everyone is so close-knit. And we are taught to respect everybody: elders, family, friends. We treat guests like gods! Hindus have a million rituals. To me, the popularity of Yoga shows how rich our culture is. It’s being practiced all over the world.” – Natasha Ramachandran…

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This is an excerpt from the article Girls Embrace Their Culture for Teen Vogue which originally appeared on http://beautyisdiverse.com/.