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Q&A: Music Industry Mentor Doris Muñoz on Advocacy, Creativity, and Community

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Q&A: Music Industry Mentor Doris Muñoz on Advocacy, Creativity, and Community

Name: Doris Anahi Muñoz (she/her) Age: 27 Homebase: Los Angeles (Tongva Land) Tu país: Born in the US to immigrants from Mexico Describe your professional role(s):  I am the founder of Casa Mija — formerly known as mija mgmt — a home for music industry mentorship with more to come. I am also the [...]

Q&A: Creative Director Zoila Darton’s Path to Cultural Storytelling Was Anything But Linear

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Q&A: Creative Director Zoila Darton’s Path to Cultural Storytelling Was Anything But Linear

Name: Zoila Darton Age: 36 Homebase: Cali, but I’m a New Yorker forever Tu país: I rep Panama, Jamaica, New York and Eastern Europe. Describe your professional role(s):  I’m the founder and creative director of WORD. We are an evolving creative studio dedicated to cultural storytelling that puts historically marginalized voices [...]

Q&A: Creative Strategist & Brand Partnerships Liaison Briana Mendez Seeks Out Collective Latinx Wisdom

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Q&A: Creative Strategist & Brand Partnerships Liaison Briana Mendez Seeks Out Collective Latinx Wisdom

Name: Briana Mendez Age: 28 Homebase: Tampa, Florida Tu país: Puerto Rico Describe your professional role(s):  Co-founder of La Nueva Link, Creative Strategist & Brand Partnerships What's been your journey to your current profession?  I’ll never forget those moments feeling seen in my bi-cultural identity as a Puerto Rican growing up in [...]

Q&A: Inclusive Creative and Marketing Strategy Executive Deb Renteria Pushes Pa’lante

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Q&A: Inclusive Creative and Marketing Strategy Executive Deb Renteria Pushes Pa’lante

Name: Deborah “Deb” Renteria Age: 31 Homebase: Harlem, NY to Los Angeles, CA Tu país: Mexico Describe your professional role(s):  Co-founder of La Nueva Link & Executive Director of Inclusive Creative and Marketing Strategy at Lionsgate What's been your journey to your current profession?  3 words: Creativity, Healing, and Sacrifice. The moment [...]

The History of Lube

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The History of Lube

From seaweed to olive oil, all the things humans used to get it on. Studies have proved that the best sexual interactions are often accompanied by lube. Looking back at its history, lubricants have been used around the world for 1000’s of years. In the early days, there was an [...]

A Brief History of Gay Bars

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A Brief History of Gay Bars

The landscape before, during, and after Stonewall. In 2021, a gay bar is hardly a niche venue. Quite the opposite: Most folks will tell you that dedicated queer nightlife venues have a notable reputation for particularly raucous and lively environs –– or rather, for being a damn good time. However accurate that superlative may be, [...]

Barranquilla-Born Silvia Tcherassi Designs with Flair

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Barranquilla-Born Silvia Tcherassi Designs with Flair

Barranquilla, Colombia native Silvia Tcherassi is a Florida-based, fashion designer and hotelier that designs with flair. Tcherassi's atelier is located in Miami and her designs have been presented during the official calendars of Paris and Milan fashion weeks. Moreover, her collections can be found across the Americas and Europe at any [...]