beauty, Lifestyle

Gender Neutral & Organic: Beauty Brands of the Future

In a time when being gender-neutral or genderfluid can be part of one’s identity, beauty brands must reflect the needs and wants of society. Now, with the convenience of online shopping, more brands are having their chance to shine. For decades, The Pink Tax was a normalized part of marketing beauty products, but the demand […]

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features, Lifestyle

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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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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