Mekita Rivas Mekita Rivas is a multicultural freelance journalist and creative consultant based in Washington, D.C. who primarily covers culture, style, and politics through the lens of gender, race, and ethnicity. She is currently a contributing editor at Cosmopolitan, and was formerly a senior fashion editor at Bustle. Her writing has also been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, Self, and others. About InStyle InStyle is an award-winning destination for fashion, beauty, and pop-culture, with an all-are-welcome ethos that swings open the proverbial velvet ropes. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe refresh, haircut inspiration, or a story that’ll make sparkling cocktail-party conversation, our expert-connected coverage is where to start. Learn more about our team and editorial guidelines, here.