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LGBTQ+ Stories: Being Queer in Nairobi, Kenya

I’ve lived in Nairobi all my life. And right from high school, I always felt like an outcast. Sometimes I hated my femininity especially after I studied in an all-girls’ boarding high school. To them, being queer was always synonymous to disease. I can’t even count the number of times I was summoned by teachers […]

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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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Abandoned During COVID-19, College Students Speak Out

Dear Washington, listen up. In the eyes of America, college is a privilege.  The problem is that the “privilege” comes with the determinant of our mental and physical health, as well as the constant fear of our finances. As a college student myself, the burden of having to feel financially stable while maintaining a strong […]

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TIGHT ROPE: Bondage and the Freedom of Self-Expression

For Play Out Apparel, diversity and inclusion don’t stop at a size, race, age, ability, gender or sexual identity…they love their kink community with abundance! Play Out was privileged enough to be able to turn to two very skilled, talented friends in the rope bondage community for their Valentine’s Day 2020 campaign. Shot by Liz […]

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Pidgeon Pagonis: The Intersex Activist Spreading Awareness

Intersex activist and filmmaker Pidgeon Pagonis is incredibly tenacious. The inspiring Chicagoan has been an active voice for the intersex community for the past five years since publicly launching the intersex justice movement #intersexstories on Twitter in 2015. After coming across their work online I was fortunate enough to have met up with last year […]

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Miya Folick Presented by Wild Honey Pie

Tucked on the backside of a Highland Park building was an unsuspecting door titled ‘Wild Honey Pie presents Miya Folick’. I crept in quietly, followed the stairs up to the hostess and waited patiently in line as a very sweet woman asked about the safety of parking in the back lot. After the hostess reassured […]

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