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Three LGBTQ+ Maestros Enriching the Arts Realm In the vibrant realm of visual art and literature, three queer maestros are breaking boundaries and elevating the creative landscape. With their unique perspectives and immense talent, these individuals are transforming the way we perceive and experience the arts.  Through their powerful storytelling, captivating imagery, and thought-provoking concepts, […]

Black and Queer Crocheter and Sculptor Ramekon O’Arwisters Celebrates Heritage and Community Through Healing Crafts Experiences Southern-born crochet artist and sculptor Ramekon O’Arwisters describes his style as liberating, grounded, and authentic. “I feel most grounded and affirmed when I focus on my creativity. I can absolutely trust my creativity; it only requires that I remain […]

How Pleasing is it to Find One-of-a-Kind Engagement Rings for Your Soulmate? Finding the perfect custom-made jewelry can be a challenge. But if you’re in search of the ideal engagement ring, I’ve got you covered. This next brand is not only delivering custom-made jewelry, but it’s also addressing the LGBTQ+ community, specifically non-traditional couples who […]

Bellingham Author Marcus James Explores Queer Identity, Grief, and Local History in His Literary Horror Novels “Horror and gothic literature live in the space of grief. Grief is a powerful thing. The constant sense of loss and a refusal to give up the ghost—whether that ghost is metaphorical or literal. It is a bleakness and […]

Sistah Scifi Launches Book Vending Machines Throughout the Nation Sistah Scifi is the first Black-owned bookstore focused on science fiction and fantasy in the United States, as validated by the American Booksellers Association. “This store began as a book club and then emerged as an online bookstore,” says founder Isis Asare. “The journey just unfolded, […]

Chef Lazarus Lynch’s World of Food, Fashion, Art, and Social Impact One cannot miss Chef Lazarus Lynch. No matter the setting, he always catches people’s attention. There is, of course, his often eye-catching look. However, his energy—positive and enthusiastic—are even more apparent when one encounters him. Even on a day when he is wearing a […]

Botanical PaperWorks, The World’s Leading Supplier & Manufacturer of Seed Paper, Will Go Beyond Paper Heidi Reimer-Epp, CEO, and co-founder of Botanical PaperWorks based in Manitoba, Canada, has a powerful quote on her desk at work that reminds her every day to see the impossible in a different light. A Walt Disney quote, “It’s kind […]

Customizable Natural Hand Poured Soap Hand Crafted With Passion and Love For Nature. A few decades ago, the world moved from using soap bars to body wash, shower gels, shampoos, and hand wash. All these replacements were considered signs of advancement and using the latest products in the beauty and hygiene category. But in the […]

Bold Colors, Funky Prints, and Intricate Patterns are Synonymous With This Black Woman-Owned Brand What started as a simple passion for visual arts soon became a fashion love story. That’s the case for Samantha Black and her clothing brand, Sammy B. Designs, which is perfect for the modern woman on the go. With fun prints, […]

Conceptual Painter Theresa Giammatei Explores the Quirkiness of Life Through Her Artwork The wrenches, pliers, and screwdrivers in Theresa Giammatei’s paintings almost leapt off the canvas at me. I was intrigued by how her art focused on building, construction, and repair, rather than presenting perfectly polished sensuous human forms, mythic creatures, or soaring natural scenes. […]

San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Expands International Focus Since Pandemic Shutdown The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is one of very few museums worldwide focused exclusively on contemporary art of the Diaspora of Black people worldwide. They are an esteemed Smithsonian Affiliate and modern art museum focused on uplifting Black art […]

Expansive Design: Leah Alexander Seeks to Elevate Your Space To Leah Alexander, interior design should make you feel like you’re showing up as your best self.  “My mission with Beauty Is Abundant is to make our clients feel like they’ve made it. When you hire us to serve you, you have made it.” Her firm […]

Full of creativity, Sophia Demirtas has turned her passion for fashion into a luxury clothing brand. One of the best parts of starting a new hobby is the ability to turn something you love into a profitable business. That is the case for Fanm Mon—a Turkish fashion label that launched in 2013. Behind this vision […]

In conversation with Emeka Okereke, we find out how borders can be connected through the power of art. Borders are an interesting concept. An invisible line that divides our land. A line that separates us. It defines us, limits us, shapes our cultures, and sets a false notion of self. Emeka Okereke is a multidisciplinary […]

An innovative project that is redefining how we look at urban spaces and reinforcing the transformative power of art. Rebuild Foundation was founded in 2009 by artist and social innovator Theaster Gates. Founded with the intent to empower communities and support emerging artists, the Rebuild Foundation is a platform for art, cultural development, and neighborhood […]

Corey Damen Jenkins: Classic Interiors With No Expiration Date NYC-based designer Corey Damen Jenkins, winner of HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown, loves to mix vivid colors with layered patterns for an inventive and unique look. His inspirations come from both old and new: classic design elements such as dark brown wooden furniture and the haute couture runway.  […]

Courtney McLeod Says “Get Beyond the Beige!” Interior designer Courtney McLeod says it’s time to “get beyond the beige.” Based in NYC, she showcases a variety of home and business interiors full of vibrant pinks, oranges, greens, blues, grays, browns, and yellows.  Her work suggests that people are moving away from simple and subdued looks […]

M y father was never really a fan of ‘pop’ music, but could often be heard in our ‘posh’ sitting room (the one with the piano) listening to Beethoven or Brahms, or even classical guitar performances by Julian Bream, or John Williams, while the rest of the family were in the TV sitting room watching […]

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