Launched by Emmy award winning journalist, Abi Ishola in 2014, Beyond Classically Beautiful first began as a photo series designed to celebrate the diverse beauty of Black women. We work to inspire and uplift Black women through beauty and style coverage focusing on the everyday woman. Our goal is to break down society's narrow standards of beauty as a way to establish real beauty ideals. Our readers are bold, industrious, stylish, intelligent, and beautiful beyond categories.

ELLE.COM New Photo Series Celebrates Black Women Who Are ‘Beyond Classically Beautiful’ 
ELLE.COM Afropunk Paris Creates Space For Complex And Necessary Discussions Of Style
ESSENCE.COM Abi Ishola Named One of ESSENCE Magazine’s Woke 100
ESSENCE.COM  Stunning Photo Project ‘Body Noire’ Celebrates The Limitless Beauty Of Black Women
ESSENCE.COM Gorgeous Black and White Photos Highlight The Complexity of Our Curves, Curls and Everything in Between
HuffPost  This Photo Series Is Empowering Black Women To Embrace Their Bodies
HuffPost  The Fashion Industry Is Getting More Accepting, Here’s Proof
AskMen Abi Ishola Named ‘Unsung Hero’ For Beyond Classically Beautiful Launch
Pop Sugar  Viola Davis Sparks One Woman to Explore and Redefine “Classic” Beauty
Bustle  The “Beyond Classically Beautiful” Photo Series Is Beyond Inspiring
AfroPunk Black Women Celebrate Themselves In Beyond Classically Beautiful’s Body Positive Series “Body Noire”