The September Issues

FEATURES

HANNA MOON AND JOYCE NG: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Writer Maisie Skidmore interviews both of the artists, and the exhibition’s curator Shonagh Marshall to discuss globalization, the melding of East and West, and shifting the narrative of “otherness.” 
“Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English as a Second Language” opens Friday January 25th at Somerset House in London.

WHAT LIES BENEATH
in conversation with juno calypso
Gem Fletcher interviews feminist photographer Juno Calypso to discuss her performative, atmospheric self-portraits that question the complexities of womanhood, the illusion of the image, and the uncomfortable limbo state between fantasy and reality. 

CRISIS TEXT LINE
Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit founded by Nancy Lublin and dedicated to utilizing tech and data to help those in crisis, is at the forefront of the rapid evolution of digital civil society. The article explores global mental health, the profound reach of the internet, and how the pervasiveness of tech may be used to help our communities, increase awareness, and underscore compassion.

KRISTEN LIU-WONG
Liu-Wong is an LA based artist whose illustrations reposition the female nude as whimsically erotic, powerful, and totemic. Fellow Pratt Institute Alumni and writer Jillian Billard reconnects with the artist to discuss the ways in which her vivid, vibrant work is both seeped in mythos and rooted in modernity.

NABIHAH IQBAL 
Writer Jillian Billard talks with London-born, Pakistani musician, DJ, and producer Nabihah Iqbal about the innate transcendence of music, how sound is inextricably linked to the human experience, and why artists must surrender themselves to create authentic, cathartic work. 

 

THE BEAUTY PARADOX
in conversation with marilyn minter
Gem Fletcher interviews the trailblazing contemporary artist Marilyn Minter to explore how her work emphasizes the strength and sensuality of the imperfect female body. Gorgeous and grotesque, Minter's pieces urge the viewer to confront deep-rooted societal paradoxes surrounding our ideas about beauty, desire, and seduction. 

CHOLX
Through intimate photographs and interviews with Chicanx artists, photographer Devyn Galindo explores the deep significance of Cholx fashion and culture, and how mainstream, eurocentric magazines and brands have co-opted the stye. The feature offers an authentic, honest understanding of the violence and beauty of the Cholx lifestyle, in the words of those who grew up within the community.

THE NEW RULES OF DIGITAL SEDUCTION
In this post-#metoo dating landscape, it’s high time we rethink how we acquire what we desire—especially when we start from behind a screen. Writer Olivia Lindsay Aylmer discusses the current digital dating landscape and interviews women such as @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y and personals founder Kelly Rakowski, and dating editor at Elite Daily, Hannah Orenstein.

FROM ME TOO TO #METOO
in conversation with tarana burke
Me Too, a movement grown to interrupt sexual violence, is experiencing profound global visibility. Tarana Burke, its founder, speaks on the power of silence-breaking, how we can change the narrative surrounding sexual violence, and the healing, transformative capability of a community of survivors.

NO GODS, NO MASTERS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S CENTURY OF RESISTANCE
The story of Planned Parenthood—a pillar of reproductive health rights for the last 100 years—speaks to the push-and pull of progress and resistance, violence, and evolution. Writer Julia Mead interviews the Melaney Linton, CEO and President of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.