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The Rap and Activism of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

The Rap and Activism of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

The 18-year-old hip-hop artist hopes to be a force of positive change. Praised by the likes of Chance the Rapper, Leonardo DiCaprio, and James Cameron, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is also the Youth Director for Earth Guardians, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring young people to activate their voices in response to climate change. ...

Is Trans Artist Kim Petras the Sound of Pop in 2018?

The singer/songwriter’s juicy bubblegum pop modernizes a classic 1980s sound. Whether it’s rooted in ironic or genuine appreciation, the early 2000s are having a style moment right now in all of their Juicy tracksuited, capri pantsed glory. And perhaps the patron saint of this style era is Paris ...

Japanese-Brazilian Model, Julia Abe: Life at the Crossroads

Gazing upon her reflection, Japanese-Brazilian model, Julia Abe, once felt that she could never see herself clearly. Feeling most at home in transition, belonging became a pipe dream and the smoke she blew materialized as thick clouds that rendered her anomalous, neither seen nor invisible. No man i

Meet Lorod, the New Brand Reimagining American Sportswear

Lauren Rodriguez and Michael Freels on the power of partnership “He’s my work husband,” laughs Lauren Rodriguez. The young designer is looking at Michael Freels, the other half of Lorod, the new brand reimagining American sportswear for the modern woman. The two make an undeniably strong duo - and ...