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Must Read: Elle Fanning, Camila Cabello and Aja Naomi King Cover 'Glamour''s Beauty Issue, Celebrates American Women in New Visual Project

Plus, how fashion can be a better platform for empowering girls around the world.
Elle Fanning, Camila Cabello and Aja Naomi King on the April cover of "Glamour." Photo: @glamourmag/Instagram

Elle Fanning, Camila Cabello and Aja Naomi King on the April cover of "Glamour." Photo: @glamourmag/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday. 

Elle Fanning, Camila Cabello and Aja Naomi King cover Glamour's beauty issue
Glamour's April issue spotlights three young women — Elle Fanning, Camila Cabello and Aja Naomi King — who all have different body shapes, hair colors, skin tones and stories. The glossy sat down with each of them to discuss how societal definitions of beauty are shifting and to talk about what beauty means to them. {Glamour} celebrates American women in new visual project 
To coincide with International Women's Day, debuted its third edition of "American Women," a project aimed at exploring different women across the country, This year, the visual project enlisted 11 of its favorite photographers to capture more than 40 females including women on the front lines of the criminal justice fight, professional female skateboarders, a makeup-less Demi Lovato, pregnant women over the age of 40 and more. {Vogue}

How fashion can be a better platform for empowering girls around the world
Business of Fashion is acknowledging International Women's Day by examining how fashion can empower girls around the world. After speaking with the heads of UNICEF and other organizations aimed at assisting women in developing countries, the publication concluded that fashion companies could better communicate messages of empowerment to girls, work to solve the injustices and inequalities that remain within the industry and focus heavily on education. {Business of Fashion}

A new wave of feminine care startups is coming after Tampax
After centuries of period shaming, the conversation around menstruation is finally changing. And now, a number of direct-to-consumer startups have cropped up with the aim of modernizing and innovating across menstruation products and services. From the use of organic cotton and reusable applicators to monthly subscriptions and more eye-catching packaging, these new feminine care companies are taking aim at big-name brands like Tampax. {Business of Fashion

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Adwoa Aboah on period poverty in Britain 
Ten percent of women aged 14 to 21 in Britain skip school during their periods because they cannot afford menstrual products. In a new piece for British Vogue, model and activist Adwoa Aboah sheds light on period poverty and argues that menstrual care should be a basic human right. She also urges people to sign petitions, spread the word and join groups like the #freeperiods campaign, which is an organization working to make sure every girl in the UK receives proper sanity products. {Vogue UK}

NYC seeks to make 500 small business loans to women 
New York City wants to get more small loans in the pockets of women looking to expand their own businesses. In a partnership with Kiva, a platform specializing in crowdfunded loans, the city launched We Fund in November, which has distributed more than $280,000 in zero-interest loans to 40 women. The city plans to make a total of 500 loans over three years. {WWD}

AYR launches International Women's Day Campaign 
In celebration of International Women's Month, AYR gathered a group of entrepreneurial women to talk about their day jobs and how they get dressed for work. Starting Thursday, the AYR homepage will highlight these diverse women sporting the brand's core collection. In addition, AYR will donate 15 percent of all proceeds from sales, starting Thursday and going on through the weekend, to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Jennifer Fisher created a capsule collection to raise awareness for gun safety 
On Thursday, Jennifer Fisher launched a special capsule collection to help support Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization that advocates for gun control and against gun violence in America. The jewelry brand will be selling a few pieces especially designed by Fisher for this cause, and will donate all of the proceeds of the capsule to Everytown for Gun Safety. You can shop the capsule collection below. {Fashionista inbox} 

An unpleasant encounter at the Met Gala caused Demi Lovato to go to an AA meeting immediately after the event
In a newly-released interview with Billboard, Demi Lovato says she had a rude encounter with a celebrity at the 2016 Met Gala, which caused her to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting immediately following the event. While the singer-songwriter did not name the unpleasant gala-goer, Vulture reminded us of that time Nicki Minaj side-glared at Lovato in a Met Gala picture from that same year (see below).  {Vulture}

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