Posts in Empowerment
Chicano Eats: A Conversation with Esteban Castillo

Too often people forget that cuisine is regional! Everyone is going to add their own flair and they’re going to use the resources and ingredients that are available to them in their area. That is what makes food exciting and so complex!

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Mi Hermana: A Conversation with Photographer Alicia Vega

 “A lot of Latinos growing up in the states were encouraged to “be more American” by our immigrant parents and grandparents, out of fear of being targeted. As a result, so many of us grew up only speaking English, losing our native tongue and culture over generations”

 

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A Conversation with Vanessa Acosta of Wasi Clothing

  

"Designing with indigenous, hand-woven textiles means that you are working with sacred materials. Before I dove into this brown-owned business, I had to check myself. I had to be sure I was doing it the right way. Ethics and social consciousness are important to always keep in mind when getting into a business venture in fashion."

 

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To Mars and to Never Return: Intimates with Melissa Ann Taylor

 

"It's very scary to put your work on display, as any Artist can probably relate to. I've modeled for most of my own look books and it feels a little surreal to be literally standing in my own underwear pretty much publicly"

 

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Bits and Bods by Bethan Mooney and Isabella Connelley

 

Photographers: Bethan Mooney / @bethanmooney 

Isabella Connelley / @isabellaconnelley of Bits and Bods / @bitsandbods

Location: Melbourne, Australia 

 

"When audiences gasp, cringe, laugh - we start to break down taboos and rubbish ideas that sex and intimacy should be shameful and secretive."

 

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Armoire Mag Exclusive: Modern Love from Daniel Cavanaugh and Amy Van Doran

 

Model, Stylist: Amy Van Doran / @amyvandoran

Photographer: Daniel Cavanaugh / @dwcavanaugh

Backdrop Art, Hair and Makeup: Kirsten Bode / @koko_bode

Interview conducted by Kimberly Marie

 

"I think people are having the hardest time with love than ever before."

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