Rebelling Against Labels Through Art

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By guest contributor, Nyanza D

The seemingly endless amount of labels that society forces upon an individual is extremely taxing on the soul. These labels invoke a sense of confusion that’s hard to shake once a person has fallen victim to the imaginary rulebook they come with. But, there’s a silver lining in all this. The good shit also known as art, which has historically been used as a form of protest, is then born. What would our world be without it? A few simple terms can be used to describe such thing: boring, yawn, wack, dry, a drag, a dub–you get the picture. A digital artist who enjoys challenging those societal labels shares how they empower her to simply keep creating.
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Surviving New Yawk City As A PR Girl

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By guest contributor, Julia Meyer

Famously known as the city that never sleeps, New York City is home to bustling communities of professionals in the fashion, finance, arts and, recently, tech industries among others. Naturally, it’s the go-to place for all things chic and fast-paced which is very captivating yet, at the same time, can become exhausting as hell. There’s no such thing as a regular day in the big apple, for every waking moment is filled with suspense and surprise. But, as the saying goes, if you can make it here you can make it anywhere (ya heard?!). So, exactly what does getting through the day entail? Allow a twenty-something from the outer boroughs with a job in one of the most coveted fields to show you the ropes.   Continue reading “Surviving New Yawk City As A PR Girl”

Migos Teaches Us To Trust The Process

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On Friday at midnight, Migos dropped their second studio album, Culture, which is everything we hoped for and more. Eager listeners, including myself, counted down the hours until their latest effort appeared on iTunes, and other digital music platforms, for our ears to bask in its goodness. Not only was it a momentous occasion because we gained some new tracks from them to bump in our cars or earphones but it was also a victorious moment–that the Atlanta trio is finally receiving the proper recognition they deserve.  Continue reading “Migos Teaches Us To Trust The Process”

The Hidden Lesson Behind Louis Vuitton x Supreme Collection

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17 years ago, cult skate brand Supreme received a cease and desist order from Louis Vuitton for using a rendition of their signature monogram print on some decks. In 2017, they drop a sick joint-collection that is sure to go down in collaboration history. It felt surreal to witness on live stream, as I can vividly remember many trips to their small Soho boutique during the mid to late 2000s when streetwear culture truly began to take off. My, have the tables turned. Continue reading “The Hidden Lesson Behind Louis Vuitton x Supreme Collection”

Kylie Jenner And The Art Of Narcissim

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Whether you like it or not, Kylie Jenner is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to self-promotion. Taking up after her Kardashian siblings, especially Kim, she consistently takes her brand to the next level. What brand you ask? Why, the entity that is simply “Kylie” of course–a brand that literally revolves around the 19-year-old reality star. From creating a hit self-titled lip gloss line to a full-blown cosmetics selection and then launching a clothing store of complimentary merch, Jenner has mastered the art of narcissism. I mean, shorty has a collection of t-shirts with her own portraits on them for sale. Let’s talk about this, shall we?

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From Porn To Pop Music: An Unlikely Transition

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While adult entertainers are prevalent in the public eye there’s still a heavy stigma attached to them–especially those from the porn industry. Naturally, the transition from that arena  into the “normal” entertainment arena is very challenging for those actors and actresses. Despite being, you know, human and having a multitude of interests that extend beyond steamy xxx scenes, they are still viewed as freaks (no pun intended) and sex maniacs, by larger society. Thankfully, the non-prudes of the world have the ability to view these actors and actresses for what they are; people. As such, these supporters serve as the core fan-base of said individuals who wish to successfully transition from pornography into other creative professions like music. However, it takes a lot of convincing the general public of their worth to earn a musical artist’s most coveted title: pop singer.   Continue reading “From Porn To Pop Music: An Unlikely Transition”

Honey, I Shrunk My Purse

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By guest contributor, Ebony Iman Alexander

As a self-proclaimed foreseer of fashion trends and a meticulous observer of life’s “whys”, I’ve found larger meaning in the miniaturizing of woman’s lifelong assistant; the purse. These compact statements are catching fire among industry influencers and celebrities alike as oversized totes take a seat on ice. Continue reading “Honey, I Shrunk My Purse”