Fashion & Art, shoots

Deconstructing Masculinity in Queer Violet

In ‘Queer Violet’ Dominican photographer Mabel Rivas explores concepts of intimacy and deconstructing masculinity following an inspiring encounter with a queer friend. “Queer Violet is inspired by my friend César and the visualization of an elevated and fluent being floating in a violet mist. I was drawn to their ethereal masculinity and the way he […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Genderqueer and Transgender Power Explored in ‘Tender Resistance’

In ‘Tender Resistance’ photographer Anthon Zeiss Smith explores the definitions of transgender and genderqueer outside of the context of binary social structures, and how different levels of power exist within these realms. “These collaborations are part of my ongoing exploration of the power of vulnerability, tenderness, and emotionality, and the ways that transgender and genderqueer people […]

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features, Lifestyle

Subvrt’s Black Owned Businesses Directory

From Black owned clothing brands to Black owned restaurants, we are creating a digital manuscript of Black owned businesses to support. Beyond the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, we are creating a guide that we will continue to build on and that we can all refer to, promote and shop from in the future. Shop […]

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features, World

Nolan Gould’s Six Tips for Being a White Ally

I have a confession to make: I’m not an ally. I haven’t earned that title. For years, the police systematically murdered unarmed Black Americans while I stayed silent about it. I’m ashamed of that, and I’m not hiding this fact. It’s disheartening that it took this many rounds of murder to wake a lot of […]

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Music & Film, stories

Zheani Sparkes Dives Deep & Starts the Healing in Her New EP

Zheani Sparkes is the genre-defying Australian artist who is blurring the lines between rap and hardcore emo. In her self-titled upcoming EP, The Zheani Sparkes EP, the talented rapper and songwriter’s raw, heartfelt lyrics interweave between soft melodic tones, sad reflective trap and darker metal sounds that illustrate the complexity of her character, and the […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Brave New World: Freedom During a Global Pandemic

‘Brave New World’ serves as a reminder of our freedoms and confinement during a global pandemic, where ageless nature is contrasted by the masks that veil us from it.  20 April 2020  Dear Subvrt Mag team,  The week before lockdown in Paris, we heard whispers of illness and isolation. A group of friends would tell […]

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