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Feature: a piece Written about a painter, poet, rebel, original written in an individual style.

 

October 2018: face your fears

Volume I - Issue 12

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BILLBOARD ARTIST, GENDER BENDER RICKY REBEL SPEAKS ON LGBT REPRESENTATION IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

BY SAM GOODMAN

Editor in Chief


Billboard artist and gender bender speaks on LGBT representation in the music industry and shares his experiences with discovering his sexual identity, performing in drag, and more!


June 2018: Pride

Volume I - Issue 8

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Don’t Ask, just tell: Jordi Kligman’s Statement of Pride

BY SAM GOODMAN

Editor in Chief

 

Out and proud gay teen Jordi Kligman takes us on his coming out journey from age 8 to age 17. Kligman, whose identity is ever changing, gives advice to young queer people who are still in the closet and those struggling with their sexuality.

 

May 2018: Strength

Volume I - Issue 7

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BILLBOARD TOP 2 ARTIST HARPER STARLING REFUSES TO ALLOW TOURETTES TO STOP HER JOURNEY

 BY SAM GOODMAN

Editor in Chief

 

       We have seen the driven, the intelligent, the artistically inclined. We have praised the shocking, the jarring, and the fierce individual spirit. But, it is rare to encounter an artist who, through hardship, has refused to use personal obstacles as an excuse. Billboard Top 2 Recording Artist and Tourettes sufferer Harper Starling has used music as her medicine, unwilling to put aside her dream in the face of adversity.

 

April 2018: Get to the point

Volume I - Issue 6

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ADVICE FROM A COLLEGE FRESHMAN: THEATER MAJOR JENNA MEADOWS GIVES ADIVCE TO COLLEGE HOPEFULS

 BY SAM GOODMAN

Editor in Chief

 

We are reaching the end of the dreaded Junior year: the year when grades mean the most, schedules are packed with extracurricular activities, and your whole life is consumed with impressing colleges. With the need for independence and pressing desire to kick your mom out of your room because "YES I AM GONNA BE AN ART MAJOR", sometimes the best advice about the college season comes from a college freshman who just went through the process themselves. Musical Theater Major at University of Arizona Jenna Meadows sits down with Editor in Chief Sam Goodman to give advice to Juniors beginning college applications. (All quotes by Jenna Meadows).

 

March 2018: Through the fire, from the ashes

Volume I - Issue 5

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A VIZIN QUEST: THE TRANSFORMATION OF TWO SPIRITED DRAG ARTIST VIZIN, FROM NORTH DAKOTA TO L.A.

By Sam Goodman

Editor in Chief 

 

We are defined by our name, our age, our sex, race, class. It's robotic, formulaic? Name, age, sex, race, class. But, for any drag performer, gender nonconformist, androgynous beauty, it is never that easy, that simple, robotic, formulaic. And For VIZIN, a Native American drag artist who has undergone a drastic weight loss and move to L.A, the idea of identity is ever changing. Through his drag, he is in a state of constant evolution.

 

February 2018: Black and White and Red All Over

Volume I - Issue 4

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Becca Goldman TEACHES How to TURN SELF DOUBT INTO YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH

 By Sam Goodman

Editor in Chief

 

"Though I am said to be many things, I am not bound to those definitions because I am relentlessly redefining who I am..." What exactly does it mean to be an artist? How does the label of 'painter' 'drawer' 'cartoonist' define a creator? Does being an artist mean being confident in your abilities, in your aesthetic? Or is it being open and willing to doubt, think, over-analyze, and doubt again. Becca Goldman may paint with bright colors and long strokes; she may draw using the ink of a pen or the lead of a pencil, but, for her, putting paint to canvas, pen to paper, and mind over matter, is never that easy... Not that she ever wanted it to be in the first place. 

 

January 2018: POP

Volume I - Issue 3

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From YOUNG LA NATIVE TO ELECTRIC NYC CREATIVE, JASPER harris on life in NYC

By Sam Goodman

Editor in Chief

 

JASPER  HARRIS is a 19 year-old NYU student in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. However, Harris is more than a music student, he is a lover of the way sound can take you places, both physically and mentally— places that you never imagined. He is an artist. A crafter of stories through the chords he plays and the sound he creates...A boy who knows that we are nothing without self expression...IT  WAS  TRULY Harris' destiny to sit down at a piano bench, or with his computer, or with one of five others instruments, and create, and he certainly has no lack of passion for and insight into the music world...'THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS', 'If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere', 'In a NY minute', 'The concrete jungle', 'The capital of the world', of theater, of art, of music. 'I want to be a part of it.' NYC is the city where a creator will get up in the middle of the night and to head to an art studio, stage, recording session. It's the city where creatives like Jasper can thrive...THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT for a young artist to remember than to trust in their artistic journey. It is truly a wonderful thing to be able to manifest a dream through hard work and passion, a message that Jasper deeply connects to.

 

 December 2017: Emergence

Volume I - Issue 2

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In the eyes of the beholder: Lulu Sammons Sees black and white in living color

By Sam Goodman

Editor in Chief 

                                                       

‘What advice would you give to a young person with a disability similar to yours?’, I asked Pepperdine University Junior Lauren Sammons as she looked at me with her multi-colored eyes and keyhole pupil.

“I would say ‘take the advice that I don’t take myself— embrace it because it’s unique, don’t try to hide it. Embrace it, because it’s…'

“It’s what?” I asked.

“It’s beautiful”...

 

November 2017: Empowerment

Volume I - Issue 1

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BOLD, BRAVE, AND BEAUTIFUL: LAUREN ONELUM BRINGS HIGH FASHION TO HIGH SCHOOL

           By Sam Goodman         

 Editor in Chief

 

It’s the sway of her white lace shirt with billowing sleeves, the shift of her flared black pants, the stomp her silver platforms, and the bounce of her big black curls. It’s her easy, breezy, beautiful confidence, and her inherent kindness. The things that make Sierra Canyon School Senior Lauren Onelum so identifiably her. The physical manifestation of ‘marching to the beat of your own drum.’ The girl that    transforms bleak high school halls into the runways of London, Paris, Milan.  An it girl...

 
 

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