For teen vogue I feel as if it has a fairly simple site, I like the simplified tab breakdown in comparison to essence magazine. But as for essence they have me captured more due to its contents and how it represents people of color specifically. I chose to do my comparisons on a combination of the stylistic qualities of the website and the way they depict specifically BIPOC people and opinions. Essence is a black owned and focused magazine, it constantly has the voice of black women while teen vogue has a combination of voices typically white ones.
One thing I think teen vogue is doing great is oftentimes they are using their articles to speak on the positives within the black community as well as real issues we may face, offering space to interview people involved as well as just allowing black people to create the articles. But also a few articles struck me as unnecessary and completely lacking a black voice for example one article was named https://www.teenvogue.com/story/jack-harlow-cover-june-2022
Giving an artist named Jack Harlow who many black people see as a culture vulture and having weird tendencies with how his entire career is predatory towards black women. A voice to speak on these topics is something I would never see any black woman or man wanting to hear/see. More or less we also don't really care about what he has to say overall. Essence would never give Jack Harlow a platform as black women would probably speak about it poorly and find it tone def to what the platform is about. So though teen vogue vogue does a great job majority of the time in articles and representations, it can also fall on deaf ears at times due to the lack of black ownership.
You will find the Jack Harlow story and many more about a multitude of problematic faces on the culture section of Teen Vogue. Rarely criticizing them and more giving voices to people that we quite frankly don't want to hear from or about. As for essence they report on things that has more cultural relevance such as the fight for the future of black media (https://www.essence.com/celebrity/viola-davis-thuso-mbedu-the-woman-king/ ) and the cultural impact of certain black media (https://www.essence.com/celebrity/zazie-beetz-atlanta-final-season/ ) both of which are of an actuarial culture. While teen Vogue uses culture as an overhand for reports on things I would beg to differ as culture such as Stranger things spin offs ( https://www.teenvogue.com/story/stranger-things-star-maya-hawke-would-do-anything-for-a-robin-steve-spinoff-with-joe-keery ). Overall I see a stark difference in voice between the two websites and though one tries to be diverse. It falls short in the space of comparison to real culturally diverse publications.